Pro-choice protesters blocked 4th of July parade in Downtown Lansing

4th of July Protest halts parade in Lansing
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 12:28 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Pro-choice protesters blocked a July 4th Parade at the State Capitol Monday.

The 4th of July parade in Downtown Lansing ended shortly after it started when pro-choice protesters blocked the parade from continuing.

News 10 was on the scene when the parade began at 11 a.m. Protesters were there a half hour before at 10:30 a.m. The parade started at the left of the State Capitol building, but was stopped by protesters as soon as they turned to the front of the building.

The organizer of the protest said that she did not intend for protesters to block the parade at the rally.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was there and told News 10 that he supported the protest, but was disappointed that the parade ended.

Protesters took over the original parade route where they looped back around to the Capitol building as they continued protesting.

The parade did not get to a whole block before the incident took place.

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