Activist group protests federal judge's order for Flint officials to sign water deal

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FLINT (WJRT) (10/31/2017) - An activist group is protesting a decision by a federal judge who wants Flint to make a decision soon on its long-term water source.

Michigan United protests in front of Flint City Hall against a federal judge's demand for city council members to approve a long-term water deal.

Members of Michigan United held a news conference Tuesday morning in response to U.S. District Judge David Lawson's demand for the city council to sign a contract.

"We should not be signing a 30-year deal with a declining population and there should be transperency," said Michigan United member Lashaya Darriasaw. "After 20 years there is no transparency. There should be a citizens oversight. There's many things that are wrong with this contract and I feel like our city council should definitely have the option of reviewing that."

Michigan United wants state and federal authorities to place fewer restrictions on Flint City Hall.

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