Armed Gunmen Enter Michigan Capitol Building Demanding End to Coronavirus Lockdown

top news article eraoflightdotcomThe movement against public health measures designed to stave off the coronavirus pandemic escalated on Thursday as armed gunmen were among those who stormed the Michigan state house and tried to enter the legislative chamber.

The protesters entered the building after holding a small rally outside the State House in Lansing, calling for an end to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order in accordance with guidance from public health experts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The so-called “American Patriot Rally” was organized by the recently-formed group Michigan United for Liberty and came two weeks after a similar protest dubbed “Operation Gridlock” created a traffic jam outside the government building.

Some demonstrators on Thursday wore “Make America Great Again” hats, while others carried firearms into the Capitol building. It is legal to carry a visible weapon in Michigan.

“You aren’t allowed to bring in posters to the Michigan State Capitol, but you can bring guns and rifles,” wrote progressive activist Linda Sarsour.

The protesters demanded to be let into the state House chamber, where the Republican-controlled legislature was debating an extension of Whitmer’s emergency order, which is due to expire at the end of the day Thursday. The lawmakers eventually adjourned without extending the order.

Democratic State Senator Dayna Polehanki posted photos of armed men with long guns in the public gallery above the floor:

A number of progressive advocates noted that racial and economic justice demonstrations have been met with force in recent years, while the crowd of largely white and pro-Trump protesters was permitted to force their way into the Capitol building with weapons.

The protest—during which one speaker compared the crowd to civil rights leaders including Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—came as the advocacy group Progress Michigan released poll results showing the majority of Michigan residents oppose protests like the American Patriot Rally and Operation Gridlock.

More than half of respondents said they trust Whitmer to handle the state’s response to the pandemic, while only 15% said they trust the state legislature and 24% said they trust President Donald Trump.

Only 25% supported the anti-Whitmer protests, and 56% opposed them.

“Once again, the polling shows that Michiganders support Gov. Whitmer’s commonsense, science-based handling of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Operation Gridlock protesters have made a lot of noise, but these numbers make it clear they’re only a very vocal minority of our state.”

The demonstration came a day after a state court ruled that Whitmer’s stay-at-home order does not violate constitutional rights.

“Our fellow residents—have an interest to remain unharmed by a highly communicable and deadly virus, and since the state entered the Union in 1837, it has had the broad power to act for the public health of the entire state when faced with a public crisis,” Court of Claims Judge Christopher M. Murray wrote.

» Source » By Julia Conley

8 Replies to “Armed Gunmen Enter Michigan Capitol Building Demanding End to Coronavirus Lockdown”

  1. Cheri

    This article is propaganda to bash freedom lovers who were protesting about their rights being trampled on. This was a peaceful protest to end the insane policies of this lockdown as our basic rights being trampled on by these government pawns elected through voter fraud. It’s not about the guns, it’s about our constitutional rights! We have the right to bear arms enshrined in our constitution and this democrat controlled pawn is shredding the constitution with her insane lockdown policies.

    I do not conflate hunting with peaceful protests for our freedom. I do not blame our awesome warrior in chief President Trump for everything because I am no victim nor controlled by anyone. What’s wrong with making America great again, my gosh people wake up! This is about freedom from control!

    The ladies here in the comments have spoken hahahaha! The divine feminine is back in town lol! 😘

  2. Bob prez

    First off I live in Michigan. I am nearly 70 years old and this is by far my favorite site…but it is waning because I cannot relate to much of the content anymore.

    I am an advocate of animal rights and revere human decency toward one another. I haven’t touched or swallowed a piece of meat in decades.

    Do you see the camouflage outfits these “patriots” are wearing? That is so that they can “bond” to Mother Nature, hide themselves and kill Her precious life. It is a sport and nothing else. POTUS has instructed his privileged son very well because he can go after the big game. He is Super Rich…just like all of these Deep State people many who believe to be enlightened hate.

    This president has incited people to do his dirty work which is to separate us from our divine purpose. I see many of the channelings here where they revere him and I just do not resonate with that. Even Ka Ra today…what a disappointment. I have quit doing the 3pm meditation daily and cannot listen to the Hollow Earth transmissions either because they have put this dude on a pedestal and seems so low vibrational. They twist every word to suit some 5d narrative? It is sounding more and more like the Catholic Church to me.

    The record speaks for itself for all of us. Unfortunately for those that have not escaped the 3d worshipping programming, this POTUS has left a visual and audio trail of hate, not love for all to reconcile if they really seek the truth.

    Nevertheless, I have learned to love all but refuse to accept notions that do not resonate with me…even at the risk of being ostracized by the “controllers” of the 5d narrative.

    My only wish is for Peace for all of humanity and gun-toting haters spouting “Lock Her Up” are not going to get us there.

  3. Tom

    You are all fools to want to want people to get hurt

    I can see you all love your leader Trump.This man will take this country down watch and see.
    You all claim you are for love and light