Armed Michigan right wingers extremists angry they are being required to stay-at-home and wear masks when in public to avoid spreading coronavirus on Thursday took over the Statehouse in a near-riot tantamount to an armed occupation. Some are calling it terrorism. According to reports the State Police and Sergeants at Arms are all that stood between them and access to the House floor. The target of their protest is Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
As the videos below shows, their wall-to-wall "protest" has created a dangerous laboratory for the deadly coronavirus, as they stand shoulder to shoulder chanting and yelling, almost urging the coronavirus to infect them.
Here are a few videos.
Protest moves inside Michigan Capitol. Crowd attempts to get onto Hoise floor. Lots of Michigan State Police and Ho… https://t.co/LQXfSbQptZ— Rod Meloni (@Rod Meloni) 1588265286.0
At the MI Capitol https://t.co/IuYoBhstIg— Anna Liz Nichols (@Anna Liz Nichols) 1588264803.0
Many took to social media to lambast the right wing nuts.
Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter in the devastating at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, weighed in:
WHAT THE FUCK!!! NOT WHAT WE DO IN AMERICA! “Multiple armed gunmen storm Michigan’s State House, State police are… https://t.co/AM9N48Kc91— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1588279000.0
Former HRC press secretary:
This is not protesting. This is terrorism. https://t.co/m6A8xnkJb2— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1588277286.0
Mom's Demand founder:
Armed protesters inside the Michigan statehouse are screaming Heil Whitmer, according to media. #mileg https://t.co/VK6XrquSSX— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1588274598.0
Black people get executed by police for just existing, while white people dressed like militia members carrying ass… https://t.co/0K8FIFU31c— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib) 1588273771.0
Inside the Michigan Capitol right now. https://t.co/wuo8AXRUM4— Leon Hendrix (@Leon Hendrix) 1588268363.0
Would officers show this much restraint if black men were yelling in their faces? I seriously doubt it. Wait...hell… https://t.co/dSZF6eC7o5— Marcus Evans ⚛️ 🔬 🔭💙 (@Marcus Evans ⚛️ 🔬 🔭💙) 1588277681.0
It’s not a peaceful protest when one side brings a heavily armed vigilante force with them. That’s fear. That’s i… https://t.co/7CN9GWhzvP— Guns Down America (@Guns Down America) 1588276048.0
At what point can we call the armed, non-PPE-wearing "protesters" that stormed the Michigan Capitol terrorists?… https://t.co/rfELcLA7om— Mike (@Mike) 1588276176.0
Are we are likely hours if not minutes from Trump calling these angry white "protestors" armed with semi-automatic… https://t.co/dDvwhVsIkZ— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1588277285.0
In 24 hours 2,390 American's died from Covid-19, 30,000 NEW cases yesterday and as of an hour ago 63,500 have died… https://t.co/umo2Emrr6W— Laurie Black, Mom, Grandma Mimi, Must Flip Georgia (@Laurie Black, Mom, Grandma Mimi, Must Flip Georgia) 1588278642.0
As a man who identifies as both Black and Muslim, I can guarantee that if I walked up into a State building armed t… https://t.co/zbGsGKqc6l— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1588279026.0
If this was black or brown people with guns it would be called riot. They would be there for different reasons thou… https://t.co/W53wfBGaiB— Rosemary Kirincic (@Rosemary Kirincic) 1588276784.0
Curious about the racial demographics of the gunmen who have stormed the statehouse. https://t.co/bVRoEg2xYO— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien) 1588273975.0
Imagine going to a state capitol armed to the teeth in a transparent attempt to incite an armed incident because yo… https://t.co/KCz9JrpT9S— Pé (@Pé) 1588279970.0
These are not protesters. They’re domestic terrorists. ARREST THEM. #MichiganProtest https://t.co/5IdkgawlHQ— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈) 1588279250.0
I always said trump was going to use his base to be his own personal vigilante army Today we saw it played out Qu… https://t.co/h6Odv4QVWg— BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP (@BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP) 1588280782.0