Protest Planned in Lansing by Conservative Group

A growing number of Michigan residents think Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order has gone too far. Included in that number are members of The Michigan Conservative Coalition who have organized a protest at the capital on Wednesday, April 15th at noon. As of the time of this story, more than 500 people have agreed to participate in a drive-by protest.

Drivers from around the state are planning to slowly circle the capital building beginning at noon with flags and signs, according to a Facebook page featuring more than 5,000 interested participants. A group calling itself ”Michiganders Against Excessive  Quarantine” has more than 260,000 members on their public group Facebook page. The general theme expressed in many of the posts is that Governor Whitmer has required many restrictions, some of which seem excessive and unnecessary.

Another group is gathering signatures to initiate a recall of the Michigan governor. The petition virtually signed by more 120,000 people reads in part, “Her failure’s during the COVID-19 Coronavirus is causing more Michiganders to get sick. Closing and banning various non essential business’s and activities while leaving others open. Further promoting the pandemic.”

Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn