By WND. While maintaining social distancing, thousands of Michigan residents gathered at their state capitol to protest stay-at-home orders by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that are among the nation’s most restrictive.
The stringent orders include barring people from traveling from house and house, even to vacation homes; shutting down certain sections of big-box stores; and banning some types of boats but not others. . .
Among the messages on signs were “Liberty once lost is lost forever,” “Security without liberty is called prison” and “Recall Whitmer.”
Lt. Darren Green of the Michigan State Police told the paper the protesters were “doing a pretty good job of maintaining social distance.”
Massive convoy heading from Lowell to Lansing for #operationgridlock. Group is protesting @GovWhitmer extending stay-at-home order through end of April. Saying it violates their rights @wzzm13 pic.twitter.com/Jfc4u9odf2
— Noah Fromson (@NoahFromson) April 15, 2020
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Michigan Protest Organizer Blasts Whitmer, Says Gov’s Orders Have Put State ‘Under Tyranny’
By Fox News. he organizer of Wednesday’s massive protest against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus-induced restrictions told “Your World” Wednesday that the governor’s executive orders have been unduly onerous and tyrannical.
Operation Gridlock organizer Meshawn Maddock of the Michigan Conservative Coalition told host Neil Cavuto that about 10,000 vehicles converged on Lansing.
“Almost all of the people got into their cars with the people that they have been sheltering with, packed a snack, drove to Lansing to show their protest,” she said. “The most fun that they had was in the last 48 hours making signs.
“I have to admit, it felt a little fun for a few minutes, because it has been so depressing,” Maddock added. “Michigan has been just under tyranny. We had to lay off seven employees of our own.
“When you look into these cars … you see a bookstore. You see a coffee shop owner, a small insurance agency owner, a paint store owner, landscapers, bricklayers, I could go on and on,” Maddock continued. “These are real people with real families and bills to pay. They have mortgages to pay.” (Read more from “Michigan Protest Organizer Blasts Whitmer, Says Gov’s Orders Have Put State ‘Under Tyranny'” HERE)