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Protesters gather outside Rick Snyder’s home to call for his arrest

Ann Arbor residents are calling for the arrest of Michigan governor Rick Snyder after it was found he ordered the switch of Flint’s drinking water to a cheaper and more polluted source.

Ann Arbor residents are calling for the arrest of Michigan governor Rick Snyder after it was found he ordered the switch of Flint’s drinking water to a cheaper and more polluted source.

Approximately 60 protesters gathered outside the governor’s apartment building on Monday, just a day before he was set to deliver the annual State of the State address.

“Many of us think this governor has committed a crime, and want to see justice for Flint,” said Jan BenDor, who helped organized the protest and led a failed recall effort against Snyder in 2011. “If that whole city could be poisoned, it could happen to any of us.”

According to Detroit Free Press, the protesters marched from the University of Michigan’s campus in 12-degree weather before arriving at Snyder’s voting address in the area of East Washington and South Main Street.

The marchers circled the block repeatedly while chanting “Justice for Flint! Arrest Rick Snyder!”

Last weekend, film director Micheal Moore (a Flint native) drew hundreds of activists to Flint’s City Hall where he accused Snyder of intentionally poisoning the water. The Rev. Jesse Jackson also demanded justice at a packed church in Flint, where he called the entire city “a crime scene.”

President Obama declared a state of emergency this past Sunday and ordered the FEMA to help assist the Michigan National Guard in addressing the impoverished city’s water crisis.

More than 70 new National Guardsmen more than doubled the number already in Flint to hand out bottled water, filters, and testing kits in the city’s worst-hit neighborhoods, according to NBC News.

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  1. Frank Rossman

    January 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Is there any power that Gov. Snyder answer to? I would suggest he get on down to North Westminster Presbyterian Church on MLK Blvd and chat with Rev. Timothy Chon on the morality of the Flint Water Crisis. To see how important Presbyterians believe fresh, clean water to be. http://hope-pc.org/water-for-life/

  2. Frank Rossman

    January 20, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Seriously Rick, get to church and have those Demons of Greed and Devils of Status exorcised. For the sake of your soul and souls of those you have hurt, and continue to hurt. The people of Michigan are forgiving, but you have to truly admit your sin.
    https://youtu.be/vX3wNfw3iYY

  3. James Kelso

    January 21, 2016 at 6:49 am

    FOLLOW THE MONEY, HE SWITCHED THE WATER SUPPLY FOR A REASON, MONEY!!

  4. poontofview

    January 22, 2016 at 1:00 am

    At the very least Snyder should resign or be forced out of office. Hopefully an outside investigation by a federal agency not linked to Michigan in any way should be conducted to see if Snyder conducted and participated in any criminal wrong doing and if so should be arrested and indited.

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