Michigan State Police report large crowds at state capital were peaceful, few arrests
3 misdemeanor arrests Tuesday in Lansing, but overall day was peaceful, police say
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State Police reported three arrests Tuesday during right-to-work protests near the state Capitol.
State police say union marshals and captains worked with troopers to maintain safety of both protestors and police.
At one point in the day troopers opened a secure door at the Romney building, where Gov. Rick Snyder has an office. Members of the crowd tried to follow troopers into the building but the officers used O/C spray, a form of pepper spray, when some of the crowd refused the troopers' commands. State police arrested two people who breached the doors.
Later in the afternoon a third person was arrested for refusing to comply with troopers at the Romney building, named after former Michigan governor George Romney.
Troopers also responded to a few minor calls for medical assistance but there were no major injuries or medical emergencies reported to MSP.
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