Thousands Gather At Michigan Capitol As House Session Begins
LANSING — Led by three police officers on motorcycles, hundreds of union workers and activists marched from the Lansing Center to the Michigan Capitol building this morning, chanting "Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Right-to-work has got to go!" along the way.
Crowds of people were streamed into the Lansing Center before the march, including a bearded man in a Santa suit carrying a sign declaring the "GOP stole Christmas."
When the group arrived at the Capitol, they were greeted by a crowd of thousands who had already settle upon the Capitol lawn, shouting, singing and pumping their arms in what is expected to grow to the largest public protest the seat of state government has ever seen. Some 10,000 protestors, supporters and media from inside and outside Michigan are gathering to speak on the controversial issue that has divided the state, and sent ripples across the country.