Protests at State Capitol for governor's speech

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 11:28:37-05

A big crowd gathered outside of the capitol building, driven by the Flint water crisis and Detroit schools.

They were not allowed inside the capitol. It was under lockdown and only state employees; invited guests and media were allowed in.

But they were still close enough to try to be heard.

A crowd this big has not gathered in Lansing against this governor since he got another hot issue passed - Right to Work.

The crowd was literally on the outside, looking in, with the governor speaking two floors up, in the house chamber.

Could these voices be heard up there?

Yes. Many say the governor visibly shaken.

The voices were calling for accountability, this governor and his emergency manager switched Flint to river water in April of 2014 to save money.

The corrosive water caused lead pipes to leach and state agencies failed to protect flint’s 100,000 people.

This has become a lesson in politics, crisis management, mismanagement, and life and death.

Flint water may be the cause for a spike in legionnaires disease and 10 deaths.

These voices called for Snyder to resign - that is not happening - or be arrested and put in jail.

Detroit schools the second major crisis - drowning in debt and the future up to a Lansing fix. The two issues have become kindred spirits.

The governor says he will release his email so everybody will know what he knew and when he knew it.