Sen. Ananich on protests at the Capitol today

LANSING, Mich. – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in reaction to the protest held today at the Capitol:

“In Michigan, we encourage people to voice their disagreements with their government. That’s not what happened today. This protest wasn’t about the stay-at-home order, it was an opportunity for a small group of folks – very few of whom were engaging in social distancing or wearing masks – to show off their swastika posters, confederate flags, nooses hanging from cars and signs calling for murder. Threatening Capitol police, staff, press and elected members is not how we do business here in Michigan.

We support robust debate and we support both the first and second amendments. We will not condone physical intimidation or causing chaos in the middle of a global pandemic.”


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