10 arrested blocking trucks sent to shutoff water services in Detroit

Detroit activists concerned about the massive water shutoffs across the economically devastated city blocked entrances into the yard of Homrich, a firm given a nearly $6 million contract to terminate services for hundreds of thousands of people. The firm was hired by emergency manager Kevyn Orr, who was appointed by right-wing Gov. Rick Snyder in March 2013, who later forced the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history a year ago. Protesters were taken into custody and charged with disturbing the peace. A hearing was set for July 21.A picket line set up before 7:00 a.m. on July 10 blocked the entrance to Homrich for over an hour. Eventually police arrived and attempted to force demonstrators out of the driveway, prompting resistance leading to 10 arrests.