Thousands rally outside Michigan Capitol to protest Gov. Whitmer's ban on winter sports

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  • Source: The Blaze
  • 02/02/2021
Thousands of demonstrators from across the state of Michigan gathered outside the state Capitol in Lansing on Saturday in protest of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's ban on winter sports.

According to, included among the large crowd were high school coaches, players, and parents upset over the order issued last month, which suspended play for several contact sports in the state including basketball, ice hockey, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading.

On Jan. 22, Whitmer announced the new guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which declared that the start of indoor contact sports had been pushed back from Feb. 1 to Feb. 21. Though the ban appears just to be a temporary setback, due to the governor's penchant for strict lockdowns, many in the state are concerned that the winter sports season will only be pushed back again later in February, and ultimately never happen.

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