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Two Arrested In Capitol Protests

2:06pm - Two people have been arrested in series of protests at the Michigan Capitol.

State Police tell 6 News that the two were taken into custody for trying to enter the Romney building.

That's across the street from the Capitol and it's where the governor has his offices.

Protesters converged on the building after the House passed two bills that would make Michigan a "Right To Work" state.

The bills now go to the governor for his signature. Rick Snyder, after more than a year of avoiding the issue, says he will sign the bills.

The move is applauded by people who say it would make the state more business friendly. Unions dislike the bills, because they would let people decide whether to pay union dues.

There do not appear to have been any arrests for a couple of other situations, including people who were pepper sprayed after grabbing an officer or collapsing a tent by some Right To Work supporters with people still inside. A couple of people got into a scuffle with police.




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