Protesters Return To Michigan Capitol; Emergency Decree Winds Down

Apr 30, 2020

(FILE) Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Credit Paul Sancya / AP / File

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Protesters are back at the Michigan Capitol to denounce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-home order and business restrictions. They're try to put pressure on Republican lawmakers who are meeting to consider extending Whitmer's coronavirus emergency declaration hours before it expires.

Speakers took turns addressing a crowd on the Capitol lawn. Drivers leaned on their horns as they traveled past, a repeat of what occurred on April 15th but with fewer numbers. The signs said, "Shut down the lockdown" and "No work no freedom." The "Don't Tread On Me" flag was worn by some people as a cape.