Protesters plan to walk from Detroit to Flint over water issues

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Critics of water shutoffs in Detroit and water quality problems in Flint are holding a 70-mile protest march between the two southeastern Michigan cities.

The Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey began Friday morning at the Spirit of Detroit statue outside Detroit's city hall. Sunday's segment concludes with a "speak out" at the Baldwin Center in Pontiac.

Organizers say the walk concludes Friday morning with a rally at Flint City Hall.

The group says the walk seeks to highlight the Detroit water system's cutoff of service to poor residents for unpaid bills. They say it also is to draw attention to contamination problems in Flint, which now draws water from the Flint River after city officials broke ties with the Detroit system to save money.

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