Protests at the Michigan State Capitol are planned for Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, and the day after reflecting protests planned for Washington, D.C., and other cities.
In the nation’s capital, The Washington Post reported “dozens of groups have applied for permits, and more than 100,000 have registered online that they plan to participate in a march the day after the Jan. 20 inauguration.”
In Lansing on Jan. 20, according to a Facebook event posting by Love Always Trumps Hate, a rally is being organized for the steps of the Capitol from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Another Facebook post also calls for a rally 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 on the steps of the State Capitol. The post says speakers will include Ingham County Prosecutor and recently announced Democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer; Lavonia Perrymen, former chair of the Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus; Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum; Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown and former Democratic State Rep. Gretchen Driskell. The rally is billed as a sister event to a women’s march on Washington, D.C. According to the Lansing rally’s website, “The goal of this march is to be all inclusive — it will be a peaceful demonstration in opposition to the wave of hate crimes and violence, and threats of official discrimination that have proliferated following the election.”
The Twitter handle is @MarchOnLansing