Whitmer Says Michigan Protests 'Depicted Some of the Worst Racism and Awful Parts of Our History'Breaking News
tags: far right, Michigan, Protest, COVID-19
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said protests inside the state Capitol last week, featuring demonstrators with assault weapons, swastikas and Confederate flags, depicted some of the “worst racism and awful parts” of the nation’s history.
“Some of the outrageousness of what happened at our Capitol depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history in this country,” she said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“The behavior you've seen in all of the clips is not representative of who we are in Michigan,” she added.
The protesters were demonstrating against Whitmer’s statewide stay-at-home order put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic in an effort to mitigate the spread of the potentially fatal virus.
President Trump tweeted Friday in defense of the protesters, calling them “very good people.”
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