Lockdown-Backlash Begins: Angry Crowd Surrounds Capitol, Demands Michigan Governor Reopen Economy

As we have noted, the evolution of the virus pandemic is not just a public health crisis nor a financial meltdown but could transform into a social unraveling. And, oh boy, it appears we could be right.

But before we cover today’s events. Several weeks ago, what piqued our interest was a warning from the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of how “a social bomb” was ready to explode over major Western cities “in a few weeks.” And it appears, those few weeks have just expired, as protests begin:

On Wednesday afternoon, massive crowds, organized by a conservative group, have surrounded Michigan’s state Capitol building. Protestors are angry at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) stay-at-home public health order during the pandemic.

Supporters of the Michigan Conservative Coalition have requested Whitmer to reopen the economy on May 1 and ease restrictions to return life to normal.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Charlie Langton said organizers are calling the movement “Operation Gridlock.” Langton tweeted a video of a traffic jam of protestors that “extends for miles outside Lansing,” waiting to get to the Capitol.

 

WOOD-TV’s Heather Walker provides coverage from within Operation Gridlock as people use their cars to lockdown streets around the Capitol building. Walker interviewed several Michiganders, who are fed up with the public health order and want the economy to reopen. Many said they could make their own health decisions and don’t need the government to tell them what to do.

 

Some protestors were dressed in body armor, wielding AR-15s.

 

In what looks like Revolutionary times, some protestors were riding horses.

 

Here’s another view of the protestors locking down streets.

People are not happy about the public health order that has collapsed their local economy.

More people with weapons.

WOOD-TV’s Blake Harms shows a traffic map of how Operation Gridlock has caused severe traffic jams in Lansing.

 

By mid-afternoon, it appears the Capitol building has been surrounded by cars.

Another view of the highway around Lansing shows a massive traffic jam of protestors.

 

After a month of lockdowns, slamming the local economy into depression, with hundreds of thousands of job losses, people are starting to get angry and are now locking down roadways around the Lansing Capitol building demanding the governor reverse the public health order.

How long until Operation Gridlock spreads to other US cities? 

via zerohedge

8 comments

  1. DEMOCRAT DISGUST!
    Not “Dozens”, not “Hundreds”, not “Thousands” …. but “Millions” are joining the ranks of the United States citizens absolutely outraged and totally DISGUSTED with the repulsive partisan politic manipulations and abhorrent agenda ploys impacting the lives, livelihoods, and overall strength of the United States of America by the likes of “Deplorable” and “Reprehensible” Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden [in his ‘dotage’] ~ and the need to rid these “Reprehensibles” and their other “Devious Democrats” is now greater than ever before in order to save the Republic we all love and call “HOME”!

  2. This is a perfect example of how the federal government thinks about it’s citizens. They think we are stupid and that we can not be trusted to make our own choices. There is absolutely no evidence to prove that the final outcome of this virus would have been any different had they left the economy open and running. Treating this virus like any other except with more emphasis that people get tested at first sign of illness and then quarantined with tracing. In the end of this the statistical data will prevail and show that this was unnecessary and could have been better handled another way. Our civil liberties have been trampled on enough. Open this economy back up May 1st. hell or high water and we will survive and persevere as a free nation.

  3. Porky Pelosi , Schumer , demoncraps : What did you do with the Stimulus .????????????????????
    American population: 330,483,530
    Stimulus bill: $2,000,000,000,000

    Dividing the cost by every person in America is $6,051.74

    The government could have given every person over $6,000, but instead will give $1,200 to each adult under a certain income.

    Wanna know where the missing 96% of your tax dollars went?

    $300,000,000 for Migrant and Refugee Assistance pg 147

    $10,000 per person for student loan bailout

    $100,000,000 to Nasa, because, who knows why.

    $20,000,000,000 to the USPS, because why the hell not

    $300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts – because of it

    $300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities/ because no one even knew that was a thing

    $15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training / for when the GI Bill isn’t enough

    $435,000,000 for mental health support

    $30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education stabilization fund/ because that will keep people employed

    $200,000,000 to Safe Schools Emergency Response to Violence Program

    $300,000,000 to Public Broadcasting / NPR has to be bought by the Dems

    $500,000,000 to Museums and Libraries / Who the hell knows how we are going to use it

    $720,000,000 to Social Security Admin / but get this only 200,000,000 is to help people. The rest is for admin costs

    $25,000,000 for Cleaning supplies for the Capitol Building / I shit you not it’s on page 136

    $7,500,000 to the Smithsonian for additional salaries

    $35,000,000 to the JFK Center for performing Arts

    $25,000,000 for additional salary for House of Representatives

    $3,000,000,000 upgrade to the IT department at the VA

    $315,000,000 for State Department Diplomatic Programs

    $95,000,000 for the Agency of International Development

    $300,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance

    $90,000,000 for the Peace Corp pg 148

    $13,000,000 to Howard University pg 121

    9,000,000 Misc. Senate Expenses pg 134

    $100,000,000 to Essential Air carriers pg 162 This of note because the Airlines are going to need billions in loans to keep them afloat. $100,000,000 is chump change

    $40,000,000,000 goes to the Take Responsibility to Workers and Families Act This sounds like it’s direct payments for workers. Pg 164

    $1,000,000,000 Airlines Recycle and Save Program pg 163

    $25,000,000 to the FAA for administrative costs pg 165

    $492,000,000 to National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) pg 167

    $526,000,000 Grants to Amtrak to remain available if needed through 2021 pg 168 (what are the odds that doesn’t go unused)

    Hidden on page 174 the Secretary has 7 days to allocate the funds & notify Congress

    $25,000,000,000 for Transit Infrastructure pg 169

    $3,000,000 Maritime Administration pg 172

    $5,000,000 Salaries and Expensive Office of the Inspector General pg 172

    $2,500,000 Public and Indian Housing pg 175

    $5,000,000 Community Planning and Development pg 175

    $2,500,000 Office of Housing

    What DOES ALL of this have to do with the Virus?

    1. Why do democrats keep voting these people back in office. Nancy Pelosi and her corrupt mob should be prosecuted.
      Horrible what is happening in states with Democrat governors. They have truly done everything to destroy their own people.

  4. We’ve become to complacent in the United States while these idiots run over people with underlined Communist values. Don’t Tread on Me…Lock & Load…

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