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Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) -

A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water has arrived in Detroit in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills.

Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River on Thursday afternoon. The Canadians rallied outside City Hall before heading for St. Peter's Episcopal Church to deliver the water.

The city has stepped up collection efforts for residential and business water service, and water shutoffs rose from 500 in March to 7,200 in June. On Monday, the city suspended shutoffs for 15 days.

Human rights groups have appealed the shutoffs to the United Nations, and the judge in Detroit's bankruptcy case said the shutoffs were hurting the city's image.

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