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Flint Residents Protest At Capitol On Water Crisis Anniversary

Cheyna Roth
Protesters gathered in Lansing today to mark the fourth anniversary of the Flint Water Crisis

Four years is too long to go without clean drinking water. That was the message of a busload of Flint residents who marched in downtown Lansing Wednesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.

They carried signs that said things like “Declare Flint a disaster area.” Some carried a large coffin made out of cardboard that said R-I-P Lead Kills.

About 100 people from Flint don’t want the state government to forget that – even years later – Flint is in trouble.

Lela McGee-Harvey lives in Flint.

“We hurt in our city. But we will not stop fighting. That’s why we’re here. No justice!" McGee-Harvey said.

Governor Rick Snyder stopped giving residents free bottled water this month. Recent tests show the water is safe. But Flint residents say they don’t trust him – or the water. Not until all the lead pipes are replaced.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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