Demonstrators, including some carrying guns, entered the capitol building in the US state of Michigan on Thursday and demanded the Democratic governor lift strict coronavirus lockdown orders, as some lawmakers reportedly donned bulletproof vests.
Dozens of demonstrators crowded the lobby of the building in Lansing, where they demanded to be allowed inside the House Chamber.
In the United States, pockets of protest have erupted in state capitals – read more about their demands to end lockdown:
State police, wearing masks, blocked them from entering. None of the protesters appeared to be wearing masks.
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- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.