Video: Michigan Police Pepper Spray, Arrest Protesters who Oppose Right to Work Legislation

| by Michael Allen

Michigan State Police used pepper spray and arrested four protesters who oppose 'right to work' legislation at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on Thursday (video below).

Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk told the Detroit Free Press: “When several of the individuals rushed the troopers, they used chemical munitions to disperse the crowd. It would be a lot worse if someone gets hurt and I failed to act.”

Additionally, a video (below) posted by Michigan Senate Democrats showed Republican State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker smashing her gavel and calling for a recess as the crowd got loud, reports RawStory.com.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder said that he would sign the right to work bill if it came to his desk, which is expected because Republicans control the state Senate and House.

At a recent press conference, Gov. Rick Snyder said: “The goal isn’t to divide Michigan. It is to bring Michigan together.”

However, Democrats and unions claimed that the bill would lower pay and reduce benefits for workers.


Watch this video from Michigan Senate Democrats, uploaded Dec. 6, 2012.