Photo story: The Committee Against Utility Shutoffs holds march in Detroit

15 March 2011

This slideshow presents images of the March 12 demonstration in Detroit, called by the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs (CAUS). Participants marched down Dexter Avenue to demand an end to utility shutoffs.

Demonstrators included neighborhood residents, teachers, health care workers, unemployed and retirees. There were also Detroit high school students andcommunity college students.

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The march began at the scene of a tragic fire that took the lives of three people on January 5, 2010: two disabled brothers, Marvin Allen, 62, and Tyrone Allen, 61 and Lynn Greer, 58. The fire was sparked by a space heater being used to heat the home after utilities had been shut off.