Armed people in Michigan's legislature protest proposed coronavirus restrictions extension CBC News - 2020-04-30
Hundreds of protesters, some armed, gathered at Michigan's state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday objecting to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's request to extend emergency powers to combat COVID-19, an appeal Republican lawmakers ignored.
The protest appeared to be the largest in the state since April 15, when supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump organized thousands of people for "Operation Gridlock," jamming the streets of Lansing with their cars to call out what they said was the overreach of Whitmer's strict stay-at-home order.
The slow reopening of state economies around the United States has taken on political overtones, as Republican politicians and individuals affiliated with Trump's re-election promoted such protests in electoral swing states, such as Michigan.