Stories tagged: "Operation Gridlock"


A Michigan State Police trooper talks with hair stylist Jody Hebberd while giving free haircuts at the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
IN PHOTOS: ‘Operation Haircut’ Stylists Get $500 Fines for Risking Spread of Coronavirus

Hundreds of Michiganders lined up for 25 stylists at Lansing’s Operation Haircut, risking coronavirus infection for a free trim and a chance to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s protections.

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An ‘Operation Haircut’ Protest Is Coming To Michigan

Michigan's next protest will have a handful of defiant residents armed with scissors and hair clippers, ignoring social distancing protections to the extreme.

A protester with toy weapons watches during a rally against Michigan’s coronavirus stay-at-home order at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
WATCH: Pikachus With Rifles and Dolls on Nooses—the ‘Judgement Day’ Protest Was Really Weird

Good luck getting the image of Pikachu with an assault rifle out of your head, ever.

In this April 15, 2020 photo, protesters carry guns outside the Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday, May 8, 2020, that a commission overseeing the state Capitol can legally ban guns from the building, contradicting panel leaders' contention that only the Legislature can do so. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A ‘Judgment Day’ Protest Is Coming To Lansing. Nothing Ominous About That.

Michigan United for Liberty is setting its sights on Lansing for a third high-profile protest since mid-April. And this time, it’s “Judgment Day” apparently.

Dawn Perreca protest in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Why Michigan’s Coronavirus Protests Aren’t Actually About the Coronavirus Lockdown

Increasingly chaotic protests in Lansing and around the country seem to be careening toward violence. This frenzy is fueled by racism and white supremacy.

Children pose for a photograph during a protest at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Conservatives in Michigan Got Their Golf and Lawn Care. Why Are They Still Protesting?

Protesters will break social distancing again in Lansing this Thursday, despite relaxed protections. What they want is a total end to coronavirus response.

Daily new cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus in Michigan. Graphic by Tania Lili.
Michigan Just Spiked to 2,700 Dead From Coronavirus

Michigan reached 2,700 deaths from the coronavirus, including 95 deaths from earlier in the pandemic discovered Tuesday. How will a new spike in cases and deaths change the path to recovery?