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Alleged Kidnapping Plot Followed Months Of Fury At Whitmer’s COVID Orders

Michael Null (L) takes part in the American Patriot Rally, organized by Michigan United for Liberty, to demand the reopening of businesses on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, on April 30,... Michael Null (L) takes part in the American Patriot Rally, organized by Michigan United for Liberty, to demand the reopening of businesses on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, on April 30, 2020. Other men are unidentified. - Thirteen men, including members of two right-wing militias, have been arrested for plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and "instigate a civil war", Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced on October 8, 2020. The Nulls were charged for their alleged roles in the plot to kidnap Whitmer, according to the FBI. The brothers are charged with providing support for terroristic acts and felony weapons charges. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 9, 2020 6:48 p.m.

The alleged kidnapping plot aimed at Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and detailed by law enforcement Thursday steamed up headlines worldwide. But the state has been a boiling kettle for months, with armed groups demonstrating and widespread protests cheered on by the President.

Much of that outrage has had a specific target: Whitmer, and her COVID-19 public health orders. 

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