Facing mass protests, Detroit halts water shutoffs

July 23, 2014 in Video by The Manimal

Detroit is temporarily suspending its policy of cutting off water for low-income residents who are delinquent on their bills. In March, the city sent out 45,000 shutoff notices and began turning off water for thousands of citizens. After a public backlash, rallies against the policy and even calls to the UN for humanitarian assistance, the bankrupt city decided it may need to reevaluate how it is handling the situation. RT’s Meghan Lopez has more details on the crisis.