A hearty group of protesters arrived last Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Michigan State Capitol building to protest corporate tax cuts and an emergency management bill that could strip workers of collective bargaining rights. The action was called by US Uncut-Michigan through both Facebook and through old fashion word-of-mouth messaging. Protesters starting showing up at 10 a.m. and the crowd steadily grew larger despite cold, drizzly weather. As this Peace Education Center spot new video shows, the crowd was passionate about standing up for people’s rights:
The Peace Education Center’s photos of the US Uncut-Michigan action can be viewed here. Below are select scenes from this rally on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
Despite the cold and drizzling rain, the crowd continued to get bigger throughout the morning.
The crowd was passionate in defending people’s rights.
Fighting for Michigan.
Peace Education Center board member Kathie Kuhn (left) added percussion to the rally chants.
The rally was announced on Facebook but a number of protesters told the PEC they had heard about it through old fashion word-of-mouth messaging.
US Uncut-Michigan Rally, 12 March 2011, Lansing, Michigan (USA)