July 22, 2014 at 7:31 am

Counter-protest emerges in Vassar amid child migrant plans

Vassar — A counter-protest has emerged in a small Michigan community where people have been rallying against a social services organization’s proposal to house child immigrants from Central America.

The Saginaw News reports opposing groups of protesters carried signs and sought honks of support from passing drivers on Monday in Vassar, about 70 miles northwest of Detroit.

Opponents of the social services organization’s proposal carried U.S. flags and two wore guns strapped to their hips.

Members of the other group say they want more discussion on the issue.

Demonstrations have been taking place following the proposal from Grosse Pointe Park-based Wolverine Human Services, which said it wants to enter into a contract allowing a facility to house children who fled violence in their home countries.