An armed protest by armed men who say they are opposed to coronavirus restrictions took place at the Michigan State House today.
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. #mileg
Protest moves inside Michigan Capitol. Crowd attempts to get onto Hoise floor. Lots of Michigan State Police and House sergeants at arms blocking door. pic.twitter.com/4FNQpimP4W
— Rod Meloni (@RodMeloni) April 30, 2020
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. #mileg pic.twitter.com/voOZpPYWOs
— Senator Dayna Polehanki (@SenPolehanki) April 30, 2020
Multiple armed gunmen storm Michigan's State House, State police are protecting @GovWhitmer and blocking the gunmen from gaining access to the house floor.
This is America in the age of Trump. pic.twitter.com/tLWR2bvjtR
— Rob Gill (@vote4robgill) April 30, 2020
— Jason Stern (@IbnLarry) April 30, 2020
This is Michigan. Home to the Blackest city in the US and the most visible Muslim population in the country.
I can't help but imagine how different this scenario would be if these armed men were Black or Muslim. They certainly wouldn't be standing there or yelling for very long. https://t.co/YmLgMbmavU
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) April 30, 2020
Pure Michigan. https://t.co/Yaef1VyqgF
— Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (@Ebonyteach) April 30, 2020
At the MI Capitol pic.twitter.com/IuYoBhstIg
— Anna Liz Nichols (@annaliznichols) April 30, 2020
THURSDAY #COVID UPDATE: Michigan reported an additional 119 deaths today, 40 of which were added after reviewing death certificates. Statewide cases are now 41,379 with today's report of 980 additional positives. @WOODTV pic.twitter.com/hRXzuYbbJ5
— Lynsey Mukomel (@lynseymukomel) April 30, 2020