Heavily Armed Protesters Gather Again At Michigan’s Capitol Denouncing Home Order


    Updated at 12:09 p.m. ET Despite heavy rain, armed protesters gathered Thursday at the State Capitol in Michigan in what the organizing group, Michigan United for Liberty, a militia group, has branded “judgment day.” This was the third planned demonstration since Michigan has been under a stay at-home-order from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Ahead of Thursday’s protest, comments were made in private Facebook groups threatening Gov. Whitmer and lawmakers with violence, according to reporting by the Detroit Metro Times. When asked about the threats in a Wednesday appearance on ABC’s The View Whitmer said, “I would be not truthful if I said it didn’t bother me. It certainly does.” Whitmer added, “These protests, in a perverse way, make it likelier that we’re going to stay in a stay-home posture.” Concern about Thursday’s gathering was higher than previous protests. But rain and an interruption in planning — Facebook reportedly removed the


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