VIDEO: Protesters Removed From Michigan House Gallery, One Screaming

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By WWJ Newsradio 950
UPDATE: MSP Investigating Confrontation Between Protesters, Police In Michigan House. LATEST HERE.
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(WWJ) Three protesters were removed from the House gallery in Lansing Wednesday morning, after refusing orders to leave.

The trio is part of a group called Michigan United for Liberty, according to MIRS News Service, and were there to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's recent executive orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

One woman, identified in reports as Wendy Darling, told a sergeant she was allowed be there — in an area reserved for reporters. 

"You are breaking the law, sir," the protester is heard saying, in video of the incident. "You are breaking your oath." 

In a second video clip, the woman is heard screaming as she is removed. **Note: The video below is unedited and contains profanity. 

The protester later claimed she was "assaulted." MIRS reported she left on a stretcher, complaining of arm and neck pain. 

A spokesman for the House Speaker said the area was closed Wednesday to allow legislators and the media covering the votes to socially distance safely. Visitors to the Capitol have a viewing room set up in the Speaker’s Library just outside. 

The doors of the gallery were locked after the protesters were removed.