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MSP Prepare for More Protests

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- A small group of faith-based leaders gathered outside the Capitol Saturday to protest Right to Work legislation.

They tell 6 News they'll be back Tuesday, when the legislature meets, with members of their congregations to send lawmakers a message. They say making Michigan a Right to Work state is bad for their communities and the economy.

Rev. Maurice Rudds, a Baptist out of Detroit says, "It's terrible and it shows the state is completely out of touch with its citizens."

Although the protesters were quiet and peaceful today, the Michigan State Police presence could be felt throughout the Capitol. At least seven police cars were stationed around the building.

MSP Inspector Gene Adamczyk says police are aware of the protests planned Tuesday by union members and others against Right to Work. It's expected to be larger than Thursday's protest where thousands showed up to make their voices heard.

Police are planning for the large crowds and say they will do what they're trained to do to keep everyone safe. 

Right to Work legislation would give employees the option to not pay union fees.

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