Flint Residents Marching To City Hall For The Three Year Anniversary Of The Flint Water Crisis
Today marks the three year anniversary of the decision to switch Flints water supply to the Flint river, marking the beginning of the Flint Water Crisis.
The common misconception outside of Flint, is that the water crisis is over. Nothing could be further from the truth. The water is still undrinkable, unless it is properly filtered, and many residents insist on drinking only bottled water.
Today also marks the court day for some of the people being held responsible for the Flint Water Crisis. According to WNEM Darnell Earley, Jerry Ambrose, Howard Croft and Daugherty Johnson, are charged with conspiracy and other crimes. They were all in a probable cause hearing this morning. They all face a probable cause hearing at 10 a.m. where we should learn the next step in the cases against them.
Marches have been organized all around the city by a group called the ‘3 Years Too Long Coalition’. There will be multiple starting points for residents in the city, with all marches leading to the Flint City Hall. The marches are slated to begin at 12:30pm, and will meet at city hall at approximately 2pm. The starting points are:
- Northside: Lot across from Northend Soup Kitchen, 735 E. Stewart
- Eastside: St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot, 2500 N. Franklin at Delaware
- Westside: West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St. (near Beecher Rd)
- Southside: Quinn Chapel AME Church, 2101 Lippincott Blvd. (near Dort Hwy)
More information about the marches can be found here.