Huge Crowds Protest Pandemic Restrictions at State Capitals

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People are not happy with the ongoing social distancing and stay-at-home orders.

As governors consider reducing coronavirus restrictions, large crowds of people from Michigan, Kentucky and North Carolina have taken to their state capitals to protest and make heard their frustrations with limits to commerce and movement.

President Trump and some of his supporters are pushing for a quicker return to economic activity as it was before the coronavirus, but things do not seem to be moving quickly enough for some American citizens. Protestors in several states took to the streets to urge their state governors to relax the strict restrictions that were implemented to curtail the spread of the virus.

Those restrictions have taken a toll on the American economy; millions of workers have been furloughed or laid off, financial markets have plummeted, and businesses and shops have closed down or gone out of business entirely.

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Despite health authorities warning that opening back up prematurely risks a resurgence of the outbreak, many citizens are saying enough is enough.

Many protestors emerged on foot, some draped in American flags while others held banners and signs. Some even protested without any face coverings and did not observe the safe social-separation guidelines. Others flew Confederate flags and open-carried AR-15 and AK-47 variants.

Government officials are anticipating more protests to arise across the country.

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