Right to Work: Protesters Crowd Capitol
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The Capitol was at capacity all day long with people rallying and Michigan State Police patrolling the grounds to maintain order.
"We want people to feel safe and that they can voice their opinions safely," said State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk.
The voices of the protesters were loud, but other than a minor medical issue, things seemed to be in order. People planted themselves in front of the screen outside the House chamber as they waited for the outcome of the vote. When the House passed the Right to Work bills, the protesters' voices became even louder, as they chanted 'Veto Veto!'
"I'm angry at the way this was done, it wasn't done in front of the people. If you believe in something, you stand in front of the people and say it," said retired Nurse Bobbi Dymond.
As the House took action, Rev. Jesse Jackson joined protesters inside with Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Senate Minority Leader.
"I think there are a lot of legal problems with the bill; you have carve outs which would be subject to an equal protection," Sen. Whitmer said.