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Genesee county volunteer militia rallies for Flint water

Genesee County Volunteer Militia gathers at City Hall.

This afternoon, the front lawn of City Hall was covered with patriots.

"Enough is enough, we are not going to let the people have their rights trampled on," Matthew Krol of the militia said.

Members from the Genesee County volunteer militia rallied today to bring more awareness to the host of problems that have come to the city since Flint switched from the Detroit Water System to the Flint River...corroding the pipes, and contaminating the water with lead.

"This isn't a race issue it's a lead issue," water activist Arthur Woodson said. "And it's not about being a republican or democrat. It's about us standing together."

Concerned travelers from as far away as Chicago and Indiana made the trip out today to show Flint's people that they aren't standing alone.

"We're not rich," said La'Mont Williams from Chicago. "We don't come from some organization or some background that's going to send some bunch of money. We can still drive 4 and 1/2 or 5 hours to bring clean water and meet the beautiful people of Flint."

While they stand together, these protesters say they aren't backing down.


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