Armed protesters provide ‘security’ on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, demanding the reopening of businesses. Photo: AFP
Armed protesters provide ‘security’ on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, demanding the reopening of businesses. Photo: AFP

Armed militia at US virus protests a constitutional right, supporters say. Critics say they intimidate

  • Gun-carrying protesters outside state capitols are a regular occurrence in many states, especially in Republican-leaning ones
  • Trump calls armed protesters at the Michigan state capitol ‘very good people’

Armed protesters provide ‘security’ on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, demanding the reopening of businesses. Photo: AFP
Armed protesters provide ‘security’ on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, demanding the reopening of businesses. Photo: AFP
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