Thousands of cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles joined an #OperationGridlock protest organized by a conservative group called the Michigan Conservative Coalition Wednesday, blocking streets in Michigan's state capital, Lansing. The march is a demonstration against the state's coronavirus quarantine "Stay Home" order.
"We are all concerned for those afflicted with COVID 19. Yes, many of the personal behaviors we have been reminded to use are good practices. Wash your hands. Cover your cough. Stay home if you are sick," read a note on the group's website. "That said, Michiganders are fed up!"
Thousands of people from all over Michigan are converging on our state Capitol today to protest the governor’s restrictive “Stay Home” order and get their voices, and car horns, heard. #OperationGridlock pic.twitter.com/bgjH4wKCUQ— MI House Republicans (@MI_Republicans) April 15, 2020
Near city hall, many protesters abandoned their cars in the street and marched, chanting "recall [Michigan Gov. Gretchen] Whitmer," "USA," and "lock her up" outside the Michigan Capitol Building.
Fox News reports:
Local reporters on scene:
Massive convoy heading from Lowell to Lansing for #operationgridlock. Group is protesting @GovWhitmer extending stay-at-home order through end of April. Saying it violates their rights @wzzm13 pic.twitter.com/Jfc4u9odf2— Noah Fromson (@NoahFromson) April 15, 2020
Rep. Dingell Defends Gov. Whitmer As Convoy Protests Her Stay-At-Home Order: