Events, Flint, Protest, Rick Snyder — February 18, 2016 at 9:11 am

#FlintWaterCrisis protest rallies planned today and tomorrow in Flint & Lansing (2/18/16 and 2/19/16)


There are two rallies planned to protest the Snyder administration’s lack of effective response to the catastrophic poisoning of the drinking water in Flint.

Today, there will be a rally starting at 11 a.m. that being organized by UlltraViolet, and Democracy for America:

A number of organizations are set to protest in Lansing this week in hopes of getting one million signatures demanding that Gov. Rick Snyder is prosecuted and resigns in regards to the Flint water crisis.

UlltraViolet, and Democracy for America said in a press release that the groups plan to rally at the state capitol building starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.

“Governor Snyder is a criminal disguised as a public servant,” said UltraViolet co-founder, Shaunna Thomas in the Feb. 17 release. “It is clear he knew that Flint’s water was poisoned for at least a year and shipped in bottled water for state employees, all while ignoring the concerns of Flint’s worried, mostly poor and Black, residents.” […]

[P]rotestors plan to place a dirty ice sculpture that will be tinted brown to resemble the brown water that some Flint residents have experienced.

Tomorrow, Friday, February 19th, there will be another rally/march in Flint:

Several organizations are expected to come together Friday, Feb. 19 for a mile-long national march organized in part by Rev. Jesse Jackson to highlight the push for clean water in Flint.

Pastor Alfred Harris, president of the Concerned Pastors for Social Action Group, said the march will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at the Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle, 930 E. Myrtle Ave.

The roughly one-mile march will run from Myrtle, up Industrial Avenue, east on Stewart Avenue, and end at the Flint Water Plant, 4500 N. Dort Highway.

[Protest rally photos by Anne C. Savage for Eclectablog]