Michigan Pilot Draws Enormous ‘F U’ in the Sky to Protest Lockdown
Who did it better: The Blue Angels or this disgruntled pilot from Michigan?
Michiganders have had it up to here with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “draconian” lockdown order, and have taken to the streets – and the skies – in protest.
Whitmer set off the controversy by imposing restrictions that narrowed the sorts of items that her citizens would be allowed to buy in the state’s retail stores. The list of “nonessential” items seemed to include children’s car seats and vegetable seeds, leading many within the Wolverine State to question the efficacy and intelligence of their elected officials.
On Thursday, a large number of armed citizens stormed the state capitol in a wild display of protest.
Now they’ve been one-upped from high above.
Ed Frederick, 45, spent about an hour charting a path over Grand Rapids that spelled out this message for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “F U,” with an arrow pointing directly over the governor’s mansion.
Frederick said he was inspired to hop in a propeller plane Friday morning after Whitmer announced an extension of the state’s emergency lockdown order through May 28.
“It’s a power trip,” Frederick told The Post.
“The government, no matter Democrats or Republicans, always seem like they’re trying to do something just to prove they’re doing something, without weighing the ramifications.”
The protest was no Blue Angels flyover, but it did make the rounds on Twitter over the weekend.
Michigan pilot gives a literal 'F U' to governor over coronavirus lockdown https://t.co/PRVVx85bzP pic.twitter.com/2kybmzPoLN
— New York Post (@nypost) May 2, 2020
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