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Hundreds protest coronavirus stay-at-home order at Michigan capitol
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LANSING, Mich. — A couple hundred people angry about Michigan's coronavirus stay-at-home order were protesting in the rain outside the state Capitol on Thursday.
The demonstration was smaller than previous rallies, at least early on. It was led by Michigan United for Liberty, a conservative activist group that has sued Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and organized or participated in several protests since early April.
Although state police described the last demonstration as peaceful overall, lawmakers from both parties criticized some protesters for intimidating and threatening tactics. Some openly carried assault rifles into the Capitol, including the state Senate gallery, sparking calls by Democrats to ban guns from the building.