Michigan protesters storm state Capitol in fight over coronavirus rules: ‘Men with rifles yelling at us’

Dozens of protesters, some of whom were armed, gathered Thursday inside Michigan’s Capitol building to voice their opposition to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, with tensions high as lawmakers were poised to debate an extension of the declaration.

Holding American flags and handmade signs, the demonstrators in Lansing first congregated shoulder-to-shoulder outside before demanding to be let inside the building. Some chanted “Let us in,” The Detroit News reported.

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