Detroit Days of Action Against Water Shutoffs

By Fighting Words Staff

January 22, 2023 fwstaff

During the 20th Annual Detroit MLK Day, a special appeal was made to progressive forces to oppose the lifting of the moratorium on water shutoffs in Detroit.

The new Lifeline program enacted by the Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept. (DWSD) has presented obstacles to the enrollment of people needing assistance.

The People’s Water Board held a picket line outside the DWSD headquarters on Tues. Jan. 17, 2023 located in downtown Detroit.

Activists then marched to the Spirit of Detroit statue outside City Hall for a press conference to denounce Mayor Duggan’s administration for its failure to address the concerns of the overwhelming majority of working, oppressed and impoverished population groups within the city.

At present the Michigan ACLU is suing to halt the tens of thousands of impending shutoffs amid an ongoing public health crisis.

Photos: Abayomi Azikiwe, Pan-African News Wire

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