US city criticised for mass water shut-offs

UN experts warn of rights violations after bankrupt Detroit's water department cracks down on non-paying customers.

    The US city of Detroit, a once-thriving car-manufacturing hub, is bankrupt and desperate for revenue. The water department is cutting off water from thousands of non-paying customers. The development has prompted UN experts to visit the city as they warn of rights violations.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports.


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