Protesters removed from Michigan Capitol

Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Security forcibly removed three people from the Michigan Capitol Wednesday.

Video from the news agency Michigan Information and Research Services showed the incident.

The gallery at the Capitol was closed to the public to allow room for lawmakers and media members to spread out.

MIRS reported that three people from the group Michigan United for Liberty were removed. The group said they were at the Capitol fighting for people who are struggling to get unemployment.

One protestor was taken to the hospital.

“One of the protesters — one of the citizens — that was removed from the House gallery was complaining of unspecified injuries. At her request, she was transported from the Capitol Building down to Sparrow Hospital. I have one of my detectives, sergeants, down at the hospital now that is interviewing her, taking her statement as to what happened and her account of what transpired. If she has any injuries, they will be documented and photographed and they will be included in our report that is sent to the prosecutor’s office,” Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Darrin Green said.

Legislators were in session to debate the governor’s requested extension to Michigan’s state of emergency. They left for the night without taking a vote.

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