Second annual April Fool’s protest attracts onlookers

MARQUETTE — Saturday was April Fool’s Day, and for many that meant playing pranks on their friends and loved ones. But for one Marquette man and his friends, they all took the joke to the public level.

Citizens Opposing whining or C.O.W, held their second annual protest at the corner of Washington and Third Street Saturday morning. The protest group made light of topics such as the recent social media firestorm comments surrounding a Marquette County GOP member and Kellyanne Conway’s comments concerning an attack at Bowling Green University.

“This sign is the names of all the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre, which there were none because it did not happen,” said the group’s leader, John Taylor. “How could the public be outraged over something that never happened just because the White House claims it did?”

Drivers and walkers had mixed reactions about the protest, but group leader John Taylor thinks the protest was a success and the group is beginning to plan out another rally for April Fool’s Day next year.