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Capitol Closed

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Michigan State Police have closed off the Capitol.

6 News reporter Maria Hechanova says she was told the building is at capacity, and they're not letting anyone else in. MSP later clarified there was an incident inside, so they closed the building for safety purposes. 6 News later learned eight people were arrested for charging at troopers.

The building was flooded earlier today by union members, who have gathered to protest proposed "Right To Work" legislation.

A pro-life group is also in the building, having designated today as their day to lobby lawmakers about life-related legislation.

The closure of the building is to the chagrin of the media - many of whom attended a press conference with Governor Rick Snyder at his office across the street from the Capitol.

They left that event only to find that they're not allowed into the Capitol, either.

Hechanova has confirmed reports of arrests there. Police tell her an unknown number of people charged at officers and were taken into custody for failing to obey a lawful command.

 

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