Operation Haircut is heading to the state capitol next week to make a major statement. The group will be offering free haircuts on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol Wednesday, May 20th from noon to 3 p.m.

The organized rally will bring together volunteers that plan on providing chairs and safe equipment to do basic haircuts. Anyone attending will  be encouraged to comply with social distancing and other safe practices, including wearing a face mask.

The group is protesting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order and the closing of barber shops and salons. They found inspiration to take a stand from Owosso barber. Karl Manke and his move to open his shop against executive orders. Just this week the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended Manke's license after he went on to defy the stay-home order after receiving warnings to close up shop.

“Michigan’s small business owners are patriotic and law abiding citizens, but enough is enough. Our Governor’s actions show every day that this is no longer about the China virus. Her actions show this is now about a progressive radical agenda,” said Marian Sheridan, a co-founder of the Michigan Conservative Coalition. “Dope shops are open, abortion mills churn on, but barber shops are, somehow, unsafe. Show us that ‘science’ Governor!” Sheridan went on to say, “Operation Haircut is designed to demonstrate the insanity still rampant in Lansing. Michigan needs to be reopened now to end the reign of Michigan’s power hungry bureaucrats.”

Organizers feel the rally “takes on one of the most needed personal services shut down by Governor Whitmer’s irrational and non-science-based orders”. The are encouraging attendees to participate in "displaying respectful flags and signs" at the capitol building located at 100 N. Capitol Avenue in Lansing.

No world yet on how police and the government will handle the rally.

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