Stories tagged: "Operation Haircut"

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The Meteoric Rise of Big Gretch: From Fixing Roads to Saving Lives in One Year’s Time

As Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer has faced far more than fixing the damn roads, putting her in the running for Person of the Year.

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.