Armed anti-government protesters descended on the Kansas state capital, while supporters of President Trump's & # 39; MAGA dance & # 39; took part in a large fleet outside the governor's mansion in Lansing, Michigan, on Thursday when protests continued against state-mandated closures of businesses during the pandemic.

Hundreds of people protested Thursday against Kansas driver Laura Kelly & # 39; s stay-at-home order for the state, many waving signs on sidewalks, while others walked slowly through the State House in Topeka.

Similar protests have been held across the country, with participants not compelling stay-at-home orders damaging the economy and damaging their civil rights. Public health and government indicate that the missions are the best way to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Armed veterans demonstrate for the state's capital building and demand that businesses be allowed to open, people are allowed to work, and lives return to normal in Topeka on Thursday

The protest was part of a growing national movement against stay-at-home orders, designed to support the spread of the coronavirus

The protest was part of a growing national movement against stay-at-home orders, designed to support the spread of the coronavirus

A Trump supporter wears a t-shirt similar to the & # 39; s president, while holding ties that & # 39; s Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly a & # 39; socialist & # 39; and a & # 39; dictator & # 39; calls you & # 39; t & # 39; reigns like Putin & # 39;

A Trump supporter wears a t-shirt similar to the & # 39; s president, while holding ties that & # 39; s Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly a & # 39; socialist & # 39; and a & # 39; dictator & # 39; calls you & # 39; t & # 39; reigns like Putin & # 39;

Protesters drive through the state capital building to demand that businesses open in Topeka on Thursday

Protesters drive through the state capital building to demand that businesses open in Topeka on Thursday

About 150 people stood on & # 39; south side of & # 39; e Statehouse as round the building with signs and American flags, driving at least 200 cars slowly around the building.

Many of the participants wore banners as flags wanted to support President Donald Trump's re-election.

Other participants were anti-vaccine activists, members of the Tea Party movement and gun-rights supporters.

One car was fested with a Confederate flag; one sign of protest promoted a conspiracy theory of the right.

But a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey found that Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of stay-at-home orders and other efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

At the Statehouse, a few local nurses stood silently in scrubs to thank health workers and protest.

The protests came as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 2,482 confirmed cases on Thursday, up from 2,211 reported Wednesday.

The state reported 112 people have died, two more than reported Wednesday.

The number of infections is likely to be higher because many people have not been tested and research suggests that people can become infected and not feel sick.

To help medical staff respond to & # 39; cases in health care and nursing home facilities, Kelly signed an executive order on Wednesday that maintains requirements that physicians supervise physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and licensed practice nurses.

The order also provides nurses with inactive or ongoing licensing services and allows medical or nursing students to volunteer to work in health care facilities.

& # 39; Our healthcare facilities need as much flexibility as possible in order to & # 39; approach our projected peak infection rate in the coming days to ensure hospitals are not overwhelmed, & # 39; Kelly said during a news conference Wednesday.

A horse man takes part in the protest against "lockdown" because he wears an American flag on Topeka on Thursday

A horse man takes part in the protest against "lockdown" because he wears an American flag on Topeka on Thursday

A military veteran armed with an M-16 assault rifle is seen Thursday in front of the state capitol building in Topeka

A military veteran armed with an M-16 assault rifle is seen Thursday in front of the state capitol building in Topeka

A protester is waving an American flag while holding neighbors demanding that the state cancel Thursday's overnight stay at Topeka

A protester is waving an American flag while holding neighbors demanding that the state cancel Thursday's overnight stay at Topeka

& # 39; Rights are not a form of business, & # 39; reads the sign held by a demonstrator in front of the state capital of Topeka on Thursday

& # 39; Rights are not a form of business, & # 39; reads the sign held by a demonstrator in front of the state capital of Topeka on Thursday

A small counter-protest staged by three health care workers is seen Thursday above for the building of the & # 39; s state capital in Topeka

A small counter-protest staged by three health care workers is seen Thursday above for the building of the & # 39; s state capital in Topeka

Kelly signed another order Wednesday that does not allow the sale of alcoholic beverages that are not in their original containers.

The order applies to bars and clubs, but people could also buy one drink for takeout at restaurants.

To avoid drinking while driving, the drinks must be in a plastic bag that is manipulative before patrons can take it out of the restaurant.

State officials also announced the first confirmed cases at the Topeka Correctional Facility and the Kansas Neurological Institute.

One female resident tested positive at the prison for women in Topeka, and two male staff members had confirmed cases in the state hospital for developmental barriers.

The protests came as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 2,482 confirmed cases on Thursday, up from 2,211 reported Wednesday

The protests came as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 2,482 confirmed cases on Thursday, up from 2,211 reported Wednesday

Armed veterans pose on Thursday for the building of the & # 39; s state capital in Topeka, Kansas

Armed veterans pose on Thursday for the building of the & # 39; s state capital in Topeka, Kansas

The state said on Thursday 112 people have died, two more than reported Wednesday. The number of infections is likely to be higher because many people have not been tested and research suggests that people can become infected and not feel sick

The state said on Thursday 112 people have died, two more than reported Wednesday. The number of infections is likely to be higher because many people have not been tested and research suggests that people can become infected and not feel sick

Other participants were anti-vaccine activists, members of the Tea Party movement and gun-rights supporters.

Other participants were anti-vaccine activists, members of the Tea Party movement and gun-rights supporters.

One car was fested with a Confederate flag; one sign of protest promoted a conspiracy theory of the right

One car was fested with a Confederate flag; one sign of protest promoted a conspiracy theory of the right

Wesley Ralston of Dodge City, Kansas stands with protesters for the state capitol building in Topeka on Thursday

Wesley Ralston of Dodge City, Kansas stands with protesters for the state capitol building in Topeka on Thursday

A masked demonstrator runs in front of the state capital building as protesters demand that businesses be allowed to open

A masked demonstrator runs in front of the state capital building as protesters demand that businesses be allowed to open

Marian Stevens on Thursday sells toilet paper for the building of the state capital of Topeka

Marian Stevens on Thursday sells toilet paper for the building of the state capital of Topeka

A woman tapes a sign Thursday on her car in front of the building of the state capital in Topeka

A woman tapes a sign Thursday on her car in front of the building of the state capital in Topeka

State Senator Kevin Braun speaks Thursday with protesters for building the state capital in Topeka

State Senator Kevin Braun speaks Thursday with protesters for building the state capital in Topeka

In Lansing, a group of protesters stood outside the official residence of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, waving American flags and pro-Trump banners, and neighbors who did not denounce the Democrat.

The centerpiece of the protest was a large parade float, also known as the & # 39; Trump Unity Bridge & # 39; mentioned, which had the words "TRUMP" and "UNITY" in giant letters.

There was also a large test wall with the words "Build the Wall". written on it.

The bridge, which measures approximately 50 feet long and over 13 feet long, weighs approximately 9,000 pounds.

Driven by a Michigan resident and feared supporter of the & # 39; s president, it has made appearances in several high profile events, including Trump & # 39; s inauguration and the Women & # 39; s March in Washington, DC.

Several of & # 39; supporters of & # 39; e president stood in front of the fleet and did the & # 39; MAGA dance & # 39; where they sang and moved to the tune of the Village People hit YMCA – though they changed the lyrics and letters to fit in with the acronym of Trump & # 39; s signature slogan – & # 39; make America great again. & # 39;

Thursday's protest turned out to be significantly smaller than the demonstration held last week outside the State Capitol in Lansing.

Large crowds of protesters gathered last week in response to Trump urging his followers to liberate Michigan, as well as other states, including Minnesota and Virginia.

The Michigan protest was hosted online by & # 39; organizers & # 39; referred to as & # 39; Operation Queen & # 39; s Castle. & # 39;

The event page on Facebook featured a photoshopped image of Whitmer wearing a crown.

In Lansing, Michigan, Trump supporters stand in front of the & # 39; s governor's house and do the & # 39; MAGA dance & # 39; for the & # 39; Trump Unit Bridge & # 39; - A 50ft Float Powered by a Backer of & # 39; a president who does not live in Michigan

In Lansing, Michigan, Trump supporters stand in front of the & # 39; s governor's house and do the & # 39; MAGA dance & # 39; for the & # 39; Trump Unit Bridge & # 39; – A 50ft Float Powered by a Backer of & # 39; a president who does not live in Michigan

A small caravan of protesters drove Thursday in & # 39; near & # 39; an official residence of Governor Gretchen Whitmer

A small caravan of protesters drove Thursday in & # 39; near & # 39; an official residence of Governor Gretchen Whitmer

A small group of protesters holding flags and waving flags while demonstrating for Whitmer & # 39; s official residence in Lansing on Thursday

A small group of protesters holding flags and waving flags while demonstrating for Whitmer & # 39; s official residence in Lansing on Thursday

A group of open-court lawyers from Illinois is talking Thursday with a Michigan State Police Trooper in Lansing

A group of open-court lawyers from Illinois is talking Thursday with a Michigan State Police Trooper in Lansing

Trump supporters raise flags and banners that praise the president during Thursday's demonstration in Lansing

Trump supporters raise flags and banners that praise the president during Thursday's demonstration in Lansing

Several photographers and television camera people were on hand to document the protest at Lansing on Thursday

Several photographers and television camera people were on hand to document the protest at Lansing on Thursday

A Michigan State Police Trooper patrols while a small caravan of protesters surrounds a neighborhood near & # 39; t master's house of Michigan in Lansing

A Michigan State Police Trooper patrols while a small caravan of protesters surrounds a neighborhood near & # 39; t master's house of Michigan in Lansing

It urged protesters to meet & # 39; near the farmhouse-funded house to advocate for the reopening of Michigan NOW, and also ask Whitmer why & # 39; she does not follow her own order and & # 39; Stay home, stay safe? & # 39; & # 39;

Michigan officials announced Thursday that there were 1,325 new cases of COVID-19 and 164 new deaths.

That brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in & # 39; Wolverine State to 35,291 cases. The confirmed number of deaths is 2,977.

Whitmer made it clear on Wednesday that she will extend her stay-at-home order by April 30 and that some form of it will be & # 39; will be long in Michigan, hinting that people are 65 years and older and those with chronic lung problems may cure longer than others.

The governor said she hopes to say more on Friday about loosening business boundaries to restart parts of the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

People will have to stay home unless they are explicitly allowed to leave under what is expected to be a revised measure, she said.

& # 39; D & # 39; will require an expansion of some kind, & # 39; told Whitmer reporters.

& # 39; We know that even if we reach a stable moment, people who are not compromised, who are vulnerable to COVID-19, still need to stay home.

& # 39; Some version will be in effect for a while. & # 39;

Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature said they will meet Friday to pass legislation to clean Whitmer's emergency powers and create a committee to oversee the state's response to ; a coronavirus outbreak, a dramatic strike against the & # 39; Democrat in the middle of & # 39; e health crisis.

A Whitmer spokeswoman promised a veto, saying Republicans are "playing dangerous partisan games" while the governor is focused on saving lives and controlling the spread of the virus.

Republicans are not happy with the breadth of Whitmer & # 39; s stay-at-home order, though the poll shows the public believe she made the right calls.

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