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Anti-Lockdown Protesters Demonstrate Outside Michigan Gov. Home

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Dawn Perreca protests on the front steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By    |   Thursday, 23 April 2020 08:47 PM

Protestors gathered Thursday outside Michigan’s Democratic  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's home in Lansing to press for an end to the state’s coronavirus lockdown.

“Gretchen Whitmer is tyranny, this is like a third world country,” organizer Brandon Hall told Up North Live. “It’s like V for Vendetta and Idiocracy hooked up and they produced this baby that is 2020.”

“We also want to ask her why she does not follow her own order and ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe'?"

Rob Cortis and the Trump Unity Bridge, a traveling float featuring music, participated in the protest.

Michigan, hit hard by the virus, has imposed one of the country’s strictest stay-at-home mandates, The Hill reported.

Dozens of protesters last Wednesday swarmed the statehouse in Lansing, Mich., to demand an end to the state’s stay-at-home order — led by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and supported by conservative lawmakers, the news outlet reported.

“When you see a political rally — that’s what it was yesterday — a political rally where people aren’t wearing masks and they’re in close quarters and they're touching one another, you know that that’s precisely what makes this kind of disease drag out and expose more people," Whitmer said a day later, The Hill reported.

Media reports from the The Washington Post  and The New York Times have reported some anti-shutdown organizers are funded by the Convention of States, a group of conservative mega-donors. 

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