An Incident With Pepper Spray, Arrests At Michigan Protests

A trooper used pepper spray to subdue one protestor as thousands swarmed the Michigan capital to protest right-to-work legislation approved by the state House Tuesday, the Detroit News reports

Another incident involved a trooper’s use of pepper spray when a female officer was grabbed into the crowd by a protester, according to the MSP.


“Without getting into a melee, the trooper used a small amount of (pepper spray) to secure the scene,” [State Police Capt. Harold] Love said.

The Detroit News is also reporting that eight arrested protestors will be slapped with felony charges for “resisting and obstructing” after trying to push their way through a line of police troopers in order to get into the state Senate chamber.