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Protesters descend on Michigan capitol but rain washes away demonstration

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State senate and house cancelled sessions as downpour and lighting pushed protesters, some armed, away after 90 minutes

Following a week of escalating tensions over threats of violence made against Michigan’s Democratic politicians and an ongoing, emotional debate over Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, dozens of conservative protesters descended on the state capitol on Thursday morning.

Some arrived armed with assault rifles while others held up signs portraying the governor with a Hitler moustache and one speaker taunted police and called for Whitmer to be pulled outside and arrested for breaking the law with her emergency orders.

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