Hundreds of protesters crowded Michigan's Capitol in Lansing, on Thursday evening, demanding an end to the lockdown imposed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Footage shows protesters, some of them carrying weapons, dressed in camouflage gear and wearing US flags, chanting and attempting to enter the House chamber to voice their discontent, but were blocked by Michigan State Police and... Еще House sergeants at arms.
The estimated 400 to 700 people were protesting against Governor Gretchen Whitmer's extension of the State of Emergency and State of Disaster until May 28, as they argued the lockdown measures have crippled the state's economy.
The US is the worst-hit country in the world with over 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 62,996 people having died with the disease. According to data released by the state of Michigan, the state has registered 3,789 deaths and 41,379 coronavirus cases according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Mandatory Credit: Michigan United for Liberty