DETROIT SHUTS WATER OFF AGAIN, VIOLATING UN DECLARATION

http://voiceofdetroit.net/

MAY 27, 2015, DETROIT – City contractor Homrich’s water shut-off trucks rolled out like thirsty beasts yesterday, targeting Detroit residents who owe more than $150 to the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) and are at least 61 days late on their payments.

The wave of shut-offs is the third in recent Detroit history, coming on the heels of shut-offs last year that occasioned huge protest marches, blockades of the Homrich facility, and a visit by two United Nations rapporteurs who condemned the shut-offs. Earlier, in 2002, shut-off trucks also rolled during the Kwame Kilpatrick administration, leading to global coverage of Detroiters’ suffering.

Members of the National Nurses United march in Detroit July 18, 2014.

Members of the National Nurses United march in Detroit July 18, 2014.

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