Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer has put in place some of the strictest shutdown policies in the country.
An increasing number of Michigan residents believe she has over reached on a number of issues and they are not happy about it.
On Wednesday, thousands of people showed up at the state capital in Lansing to make their voices heard.
The Washington Examiner reports:
‘Operation Gridlock’: Thousands gather at Michigan Capitol to protest Democratic governor’s stay-at-home order
As snow fell across the state of Michigan, thousands of residents gathered around the state Capitol in Lansing to protest Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order.
Cars streamed into the capital Wednesday morning as part of “Operation Gridlock,” a protest against Whitmer’s executive decision to shutter businesses in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Protesters say Whitmer has endangered their economic futures and demand answers as to the length and necessity of the shelter-in-place decree.
“There is no reason why she can’t be looking at some safe ways to be opening up businesses. Instead of talking about what’s essential and nonessential, let’s talk about what’s safe and not safe,” said Meshawn Maddock, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Conservative Coalition. “Safe businesses and safe workers need to get back to work.”
Officials with the Conservative Coalition said they had instructed all participants to remain in cars and adhere to social distancing guidelines, although video from the scene showed citizens milling about outside of vehicles. Michigan State Police have reportedly been told to stand down and not arrest the protesters for refusing to follow the public gathering ban.
Here’s a video report:
Who can blame people for being angry?
MUST SEE: Quite a scene in Lansing, Michigan as people protest the state's stay-at-home order. @WOODTV's @LeonHendrix joined @AaronNolanNews on #NexstarNation's morning #COVID19 #coronavirus update. pic.twitter.com/l7UkLAth3p
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) April 15, 2020
The protest in Lansing has already started pic.twitter.com/j7IRUEQagp
— Rick Albin (@RickAlbinWoodTV) April 15, 2020
Whitmer is going to face a tough re-election, if she’s not recalled first.