Small group of armed protesters dwarfed by police at Michigan Capitol

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DAVID EGGERT and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER/Associated Press
Updated: January 17, 2021 04:47 PM
Created: January 17, 2021 04:45 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A small group of gun-toting demonstrators showed at Michigan’s Capitol, dwarfed by law enforcement on high alert after this month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

About a dozen protesters openly carried guns, including some who promoted the anti-government “boogaloo” movement, a slang term adopted by the pro-gun extremist movement that is a reference to a sequel - in their case, a second U.S. civil war.

A few others, who were not openly armed, wore hats supporting President Donald Trump, whose term will end Wednesday when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.

State police, the National Guard and local law enforcement provided a sizable security presence at or near the 142-year-old Statehouse and other government buildings.

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