“We’ve lost our democracy. It’s a revolutionary time.”
Video: Workers and youth protest Flint water poisoning at Michigan State Capitol
Lawrence Porter and Zac Corrigan
20 January 2016
Hundreds of people protested outside the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan Tuesday as Governor Rick Snyder delivered his annual State of the State address, which began by addressing the water crisis in the city of Flint.
Snyder, together with other state, federal and local officials, is deeply implicated in the decision to supply the residents of Flint, Michigan with tainted water, which put thousands of people at risk for lead poisoning and may have contributed to at least ten deaths.
Demonstrators demanded accountability, with many calling for Snyder’s resignation and indictment, and spoke of the broader social implications of the Flint water crisis.