While the “right-to-work” legislation was being considered in the Michigan capitol, protestors became violent, tearing down an Americans For Prosperity tent. AFP is a conservative political advocacy group whose stated mission is “educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing citizens as advocates in the public policy process.”
AFP-Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom said today that “The passage of Right-to-Work is a win/win for Michigan. Not only is this legislation critical to Michigan’s economic recovery, it is a victory for workers who for too long, have been forced to join and financially support a labor union.”
With protestors chanting “go home” the mob then turned to attacking the AFP tent, which had people inside.
“Despite this victory, it took place amid union brutality and violence. I am saddened by union protestors’ complete disregard for safety and freedom of speech, tearing down an AFP tent and stomping on peaceful AFP demonstrators trapped under the tent,” said Hagerstrom.
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