Michigan Attorney General Calls Barber who Defied Lockdown Order Unpatriotic

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Dana Nessel Castigates Barber who Opened Shop in Defiance of State’s Measures

Michigan’s attorney general Dana Nessel blasted a 77-year-old barber after he opened his shop in defiance of state lockdown orders while questioning his patriotism.

Karl Manke, the owner of Manke’s Barber & Beauty Shop in Owosso, had earlier reopened the shop with armed militia members standing guard outside in case the police officials arrived.

Nessel said that Manke was not patriotic and was being selfish as he was contributing to the spread of coronavirus.

The authorities issued Manke with a cease-and-desist order and misdemeanor citations that could result in fines of over $1,000, but he refused to close. He said that he got back to work after running into financial challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hair salons and barbershops had not yet been opened in Michigan. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had faced criticism and armed protests over her restrictions.