Protesters gather at Snyder’s office
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About 100 people crowded into Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s office lobby to demand that the state continue to provide bottled water to Flint residents.
MLive.com reports the protesters gathered Tuesday for about 40 minutes until they said they were denied a meeting. They chanted “Flint is under class war” and “no Nestle water for Flint.”
Snyder ended Flint water distribution last month, saying the city’s water quality had significantly improved since a lead crisis. The governor’s office had no comment about the protest Tuesday afternoon.
Nestle Waters North America, which recently drew public opposition for its permit to increase water withdrawal in western Michigan, sends bottled water to Flint.
The protesters have convened in Lansing as part of “The People’s Lobby Day,” organized by the statewide advocacy coalition Michigan United.