(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."
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.