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Michigan Stay-Home Order Protest Draws 200-300 People

May 15, 2020

Michigan State Capitol
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There was another rally Thursday at the state Capitol to protest Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s continued use of emergency powers to slow the spread of COVID-19.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


Car horns beeped, the sky occasionally thundered, and there were downpours.  The Michigan State Police estimate 200-to-300 people showed up.  Bruce Langlois of Lowell says he came because he wants to re-open his dog kennel and grooming business.  His dog, Porter, wore a sign.

“He says let me go to doggie day care and let me get my hair cut.”

There were also pro-Trump and anti-abortion demonstrators.  Some people carried guns, and a lot of people did NOT wearing face coverings.  Governor Whitmer says gatherings like this threaten to cause a spike in infections and prolong the crisis.

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org