Large Protest Expected at MI Capitol on Sunday, National Guard Prepared
The state of Michigan is preparing for what looks like a large protest at the Capitol on Sunday.
Security measures are already being taken by the Michigan State Police, local authorities, and the Michigan National Guard.
According to ABC12, Michigan State Police increased their presence around the Capitol in the days after the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. There were increased patrols from uniformed personnel and other invisible security measures.
Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police:
Security enhancements that have been put in place include both seen and unseen measures. I can assure you that we take our responsibility for safeguarding the Capitol and those who work and visit here seriously and, together with our law enforcement partners, we will be prepared to ensure law and order.
As far as the specifics to their safety measures, that is something they keep under wraps for obvious reasons.
In general, we don’t discuss security measures so as not to provide an advantage to those wishing to inflict harm and cause disruption, but it’s important for the public to know that law enforcement is working together and has a coordinated plan to do everything within our power to ensure safety.
Michigan's Capitol isn't the only one taking these kinds of precautions, this is something that is happening all around the country due to the FBI's warning of armed protests at all 50 state capitols.
It's a pretty crazy time to be alive, I just hope these protests remain peaceful and we don't see a repeat of last week's chaos at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Road closures around the Capitol will be in effect all weekend.