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Protesters Line Up Outside DTE Headquarters

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A couple of hundred protesters showed up in front of DTE Energy Headquarters in Detroit on Friday to voice their concerns over utility shutoffs and rising prices.

Protesters were spotted with picket signs saying “No more shutoffs” and “We are the 99 percent.” Several other protests were held at DTE offices around the metro Detroit area as well.

Protester Michael Kyle lost his power this week after recently becoming unemployed. He said the shutoffs have led to unfortunate consequences for his family.

“I had to let my kids go over my sister’s house, they can’t be in the cold and in the dark,” Kyle said.

Detroit resident Tracy Howard has also been affected by the shutoffs and is frustrated that DTE continues to allow them to happen.

“We might miss a payment and they raise our bill back up, and we still try to pay the bill and they cut it off anyway,” she said.

A statement from DTE said that they continue to work hard to address individual concerns of customers and added that they have held nearly 200 events across the state to help struggling families.

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