VIDEO: Michigan Protesters Tear Down Americans for Prosperity Tent
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Earlier today AFSCME reported that 10,000 people showed up at the state capital in Lansing to protest the passage of Michian’s “right to work” law by the Republican dominated state legislature. Why anyone thought it was a good idea to throw up an anti-union tent in the midst of that is anybody’s guess, but Americans for Prosperity did, and the video above shows it being torn it down.
Update: Marcy Wheeler reports that “witnesses say the Americans for Prosperity people were trying to provoke union members to violence, and witnesses reportedly saw AFP people loosening the ropes on the tents so they would come down.”
Update II: Chris Savage from Eclectablog says that Americans for Prosperity tore down their own tent, and promises video soon:
Union representatives are also reporting that the crowd outside the Romney building have been tear gassed:
Detroit News confirms that pepper spray was used to “secure the scene.”
AP reports that Governor Snyder could sign the bill as early as Friday.