Seth Freed Wessler at Colorlines: Michigan Police Don Riot Gear and Pepper Spray As Workers Protest Anti-Union Laws

Pro-union protesters in Lansing today were met by Michigan State Police in riot gear and wielding pepper spray. Crowds began rallying in the Michigan’s capitol city last week after Gov. Rick Snyder and the state legislature began moving aggressively on a law that will labor leaders say will restrict their ability to organize. The protests grew to more than 12,000 people in Lansing this afternoon as the bill began to move.

I’m starting to feel like we’re stuck back in 1912. 

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