Local Lansing, Michigan, news reports about 1000 protestors. Here’s a short quote from a local TV station:
“People this time are doing the social distancing. Seeing a lot of people wear a lot more masks. And for our officers as well, we’re in mask today,” explained Lt. Oleksyk. “So far everybody seems to be well behaved and they’re complying with what needs to be done. And hopefully they protest in a safe manner.”
Then, there’s the DailyMail.com that shows armed people in the Senate gallery and a story of them “storming” the capitol.
Lawmakers were seen wearing bulletproof vests as armed protesters stormed Michigan’s Capitol in Lansing just moments before the state’s House of Representatives denied Gov Gretchen Whitmer’s request to extend her state of emergency.
Photos from inside the Michigan House Chamber showed elected officials wearing bulletproof vests while men holding guns stood above them.
‘Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today,’ Sen Dayna Polehanki tweeted Thursday afternoon.
In Michigan, guns are permitted inside the state’s Capitol as long as they are visible and carried with lawful intent.
A bunch of peaceful protestors that actually know the law, causing no mayhem at all. The local news seems to think it’s no big deal.