2012 : Right to Work Demonstrators Besiege Capitol

December 12, 2020 all-day

Union members and others packed the Michigan Capitol on December 6, 2012 to protest the passage of bills promoting Right to Work by both the Michigan House and Senate.   Police attempted to close the doors to the Capitol but protestors went to court to keep them opened.

On December 11th, Governor Rick Snyder signed the legislation causing massive demonstrations both for and against.  Police sprayed tear gas, mounted horses, and wore riot gear trying to keep the two groups apart.   Only two tents, which were torn down during the event, separated the two groups.

Source : Source : Carol Thompson, “Michigan’s Capitol has seen several prominent protests”, Lansing State Journal, January 17, 2021.