Protesters Crash MTV's Video Music Awards Amid Water Crisis

As celebs partied inside Newark New Jersey’s Prudential Center Newark's for the annual Video Music Awards, protestors crashed the event – hoping to keep their water crisis remains in the spotlight.

Officials say nearly two-hundred protesters gathered outside the venue calling for clean water while criticizing the presence of the star-studded awards show. The activists walked along Mulberry Commons Park, holding signs while chanting, "We don't need MTV, we want our water free."

The protest comes the same day Governor Phil Murphy and other officials announced that Newark would receive a $120-million loan from Essex County to allow crews to replace thousands of lead service lines over the next 30-months.


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