Armed lockdown protestors who stormed Michigan Capitol represent 'worst racism and awful parts' of US history, governor says

Source: Yahoo News - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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95% "But she's also become more lenient in other areas as hospitalisation and death rates decline, including allowing golfing and curbside pickup at businesses.""
94% "Everything you need to know on supermarket delivery slots The dirty truth about washing your hands Listen to the latest episode of The Independent Coronavirus Podcast""
84% "I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today, she wrote, sharing an image of men holding guns in the Capitol.""
83% "Some of my colleagues who own bulletproof vests are wearing them.""
81% "These are very good people, but they are angry.""
80% "That's a small group of people when you think of about the fact that this is a state of 10 million people, the vast ..."
78% "Michigan is seventh among the states that's been most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.""

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95% : But she's also become more lenient in other areas as hospitalisation and death rates decline, including allowing golfing and curbside pickup at businesses.
94% : Everything you need to know on supermarket delivery slots The dirty truth about washing your hands Listen to the latest episode of The Independent Coronavirus Podcast
84% : They want their lives back again, safely!
84% : I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today," she wrote, sharing an image of men holding guns in the Capitol.
83% : But Ms Whitmer has maintained her position on restrictions put in place during the pandemic. "
83% : Some of my colleagues who own bulletproof vests are wearing them.
81% : These are very good people, but they are angry.
80% : "The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire.
80% : That's a small group of people when you think of about the fact that this is a state of 10 million people, the vast majority of [whom] are doing the right thing," she said, adding the protesters were "not representative of who we are today.
78% : Michigan is seventh among the states that's been most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
72% : After the protest, which was called "American Patriot Rally" and was organised by Michigan United for Liberty group, President Donald Trump defended the people.
69% : Read more Tracking the coronavirus outbreak around the world in maps and charts When can we really expect coronavirus to end?
66% : Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on Thursday to protest stay-at-home measures and implore lawmakers to lift them.
64% : Her heated comments came when appearing on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan and how some residents have responded to current stay-at-home measures.
60% : Story continues
57% : This is not something we negotiate ourselves out of and is a political matter, this is a public health crisis that has taken the lives of almost 70,000 Americans," Ms Whitmer said.
54% : "The fact of the matter is we are in the global pandemic.
54% : People carrying guns later entered the Capitol, causing some lawmakers to fear for their safety.
51% : "Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us.
38% : See them, talk to them, make a deal," he wrote.
37% : It's reported more than 43,500 infections and 4,069 deaths.
33% : The governor extended Michigan's stay-at-home orders through 15 May and authorised the extension of the state's declaration of emergency through executive order after the Republican-lead Legislature refused to approve it.
32% : "There were swastikas and Confederate flags and nooses and people with assault rifles," she said about the recent protest.
30% : When contacted by The Independent, the senator shared a picture of her colleague Senator Sylvia Santana, a Democrat, wearing a bulletproof vest and face mask while working.
27% : State Senator Dayna Polehanki, a Democrat, tweeted that some of her colleagues were so concerned about armed demonstrators in the Capitol that they decided to wear bulletproof vests to work.
8% : Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has criticised the stay-at-home protesters who stormed the state's Capitol on Thursday, saying they represent the "worst racism and awful parts" in US history.
2% : Some of the outrageousnesses of what happened at our Capitol depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history in this country.

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