More protests in US to lift coronavirus restrictions


Protesters took to the streets across several parts of the US, demanding authorities to lift coronavirus-related lockdowns.

Rallies were held in Arizona, Colorado, Montana and Washington state on Sunday.

An estimated 2,500 people defied a ban on public gatherings to gather at the Washington state capitol in Olympia to urge authorities to reconsider stay-at-home orders.

It comes as more than 22 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last month due to the shutdown. 

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump described the protesters as "people who love (the) country" as they are eager "to get back to work".

So far, the country has the world's largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 760,000 infections and over 40,500 deaths.

It comes as some governors plan to increase screenings as part of their plans to reopen their states.

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