On a hot June day, three dozen Flint residents climbed on a bus and headed for Lansing, carrying with them more than 1,000 water bottles each containing hand-written notes. They came to deliver the notes to Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette. The effort was mainly symbolic - an attempt to keep Flint in the headlines and in the minds of state leaders. That’s becoming harder to do three years after the water crisis began.
The bus trip was just the latest leg in a journey that began with foul-smelling water and rashes, and eventual deaths of residents and criminal charges against state officials - the latest charges of which were announced the day after the trip to Lansing.
Bridge videographer Al Lilly chronicled their trip.