Men with rifles yelling at us

In Lansing today:

Hundreds of people protested outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing on Thursday, with some pushing inside while the Legislature was debating an extension of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters held signs, waved American flags and even carried firearms, while some chanted “Let us in!” and “This is the people’s house, you cannot lock us out.” Others tried to get onto the House floor but were blocked by state police and sergeants-at-arms, according to NBC affiliate WDIV of Detroit.

Some were carrying guns.

Michigan United for Liberty organized the protest, dubbed the American Patriot Rally, to call for the reopening of businesses.

Men with guns. Big angry-looking white men with guns.

Remember Tamir Rice? 12 years old? Playing with a toy gun in a park? A cop shot him dead. Tamir wasn’t white though. You gotta be white to get away with the threatening legislators with guns thing.


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