See what the Michigan gridlock protest against ‘excessive quarantine’ looked like
A protest with drivers honking their horns from vehicles surrounding the Michigan State Capitol building took place on Wednesday.
Organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and Michigan Freedom Fund, the demonstration, which also included a large gathering of people outside the Capitol building holding signs and waving flags, was in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's "erratic, unilateral orders that threaten Michiganders' economic existence," according to a news release.
Whitmer has extended the state's stay at home order until April 30.
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“Michigan has the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and we’re still on the upswing," Whitmer said last week. "We must continue to do everything we can to slow the spread and protect our families."
Images showed a backlog of vehicles making their way off the highway into the city. Here's what things looked like outside the Capitol building:
Nate Chute is a producer with the USA Today Network. Follow him on Twitter at @nchute.