A Michigan activist has been arrested for a post he made on Facebook regarding Gov. Rick Snyder’s response to the Flint water crisis. Authorities claim the man violated his probation by “threatening” the governor online, but the activist said he was calling for Snyder’s arrest.
The man was previously convicted of felony resisting police and misdemeanor trespassing in connection with a protest he conducted in 2013. He entered an oil pipeline that was under construction to replace one that spilled 834,000 gallons of bitumen into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River. The man stayed inside the replacement pipeline for 10 hours to protest the expansion.