Thousands of Michigan residents are planning a major protest against state Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday by driving to the state capitol building, vowing to demonstrate against the governor's broad coronavirus lockdown measures.
The protest, named "Operation Gridlock," had nearly 4,000 participants listed on its Facebook event page as of Tuesday afternoon. The activists are urging citizens to drive to the state's capital, Lansing, on Wednesday at noon.
The event's description reads:
TAKE ACTION IN LANSING.
Not on foot - STAY in your VEHICLES!
People always say: "Conservatives never protest because they are too busy working."
Well, guess what. You're not working-- so it's time to PROTEST.
Everyone, every citizen, every business owner needs to get out of their house, out of their chair and get in their car, or truck, or anything that is legal to drive on taxpayer funded roads. Then drive to Lansing to circle the Michigan Capitol Building at 100 N. Capitol Avenue at noon on April 15.
Come prepared for a traffic jam in Lansing! We WANT gridlock.
High NOON drive around the Capitol- honk horns, paint cars or bring signs. SHOW UP.
Do not park and walk - stay in your vehicles!
🔦 Whitmer has become known in recent days for issuing one of the strictest lockdowns in the country, banning residents from traveling between their homes and second residences, halting all motorboat use, forbidding both public and private gatherings, and roping off what she deemed "non-essential" sections of major retailers, such as gardening supplies and paint.