Hundreds of protesters, some carrying guns in the state Capitol, demonstrate against Michigan's emergency measures

Source: NBC News - View Original Article
Published: May 03, 2020
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96% "Michigan, however, still has more than 40,000 cases and is one of the hardest-hit states.""
85% "The emergency declaration gives Whitmer authority to issue executive orders during a crisis; its extension is separate from that of the stay-at-home order.""
73% "The Democratic governor quickly issued new orders stating that an emergency still exists, while also declaring new 28-day states of emergency and disaster. Republican lawmakers ..."
69% "Protesters held signs, waved American flags and even carried firearms, while some chanted Let us in!""
68% "Like the Operation Gridlock demonstration April 15 over Whitmer's stay-at-home order, many demonstrators appeared to be supporters of President Donald Trump, donning Make American""
64% "and This is the people's house, you cannot lock us out.""
63% "As the protests moved indoors from the rainy steps of the Capitol, police took the temperatures of those entering the building using forehead thermometers, ..."
61% "State lawmakers, who are Republican-led in both chambers, on Thursday night declined to extend the state's emergency declaration before it expired at midnight.""
60% "Whitmer, who has faced fierce backlash for her strict stay-at-home mandate, extended the order earlier this month until May 15, but she eased some ..."
57% "Instead, they voted to bring a lawsuit to challenge Whitmer's authority and actions to fight the coronavirus pandemic.""

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96% : Michigan, however, still has more than 40,000 cases and is one of the hardest-hit states.
85% : The emergency declaration gives Whitmer authority to issue executive orders during a crisis; its extension is separate from that of the stay-at-home order.
73% : The Democratic governor quickly issued new orders stating that an emergency still exists, while also declaring new 28-day states of emergency and disaster. "Republican lawmakers are putting their heads in the sand and putting more lives and livelihoods at risk, Whitmer said in a statement after the Legislature's vote.
69% : Protesters held signs, waved American flags and even carried firearms, while some chanted "Let us in!"
68% : Like the "Operation Gridlock" demonstration April 15 over Whitmer's stay-at-home order, many demonstrators appeared to be supporters of President Donald Trump, donning "Make American
64% : and "This is the people's house, you cannot lock us out."
63% : As the protests moved indoors from the rainy steps of the Capitol, police took the temperatures of those entering the building using forehead thermometers, according to NBC affiliate WOOD of Grand Rapids.
61% : State lawmakers, who are Republican-led in both chambers, on Thursday night declined to extend the state's emergency declaration before it expired at midnight.
60% : Whitmer, who has faced fierce backlash for her strict stay-at-home mandate, extended the order earlier this month until May 15, but she eased some restrictions on public activities as the state's coronavirus cases stabilize.
57% : Instead, they voted to bring a lawsuit to challenge Whitmer's authority and actions to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
50% : Great Again" campaign hats and, in one instance, putting on a dance routine by two girls wearing masks that appeared to be of Trump and former President Barack Obama.
49% : "I'm not going to let that happen."
47% : Michigan United for Liberty organized the protest, dubbed the American Patriot Rally, to call for the reopening of businesses.
44% : Michigan protesters demonstrate against stay-at-home order Hundreds of people protested outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing on Thursday, with some pushing inside while the Legislature was debating an extension of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
33% : Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak A state police spokesman told NBC News that it is legal in Michigan to carry firearms as long as it's done with lawful intent and the weapon is visible.
30% : Others tried to get onto the House floor but were blocked by state police and sergeants-at-arms, according to NBC affiliate WDIV of Detroit.

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