CLOSE Protesters rally at State Capitol because they are against the extension of the stay-at-home order. Milwaukee Journal SentinelMADISON, Wis. – Thousands of people cheering “USA” and “open up” gathered on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol on Friday to protest Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on their daily lives, rallying in close quarters on a day the state saw its highest daily increase in positive cases of coronavirus. The crowd stood shoulder to shoulder – physically and in solidarity – in defiance of the Democratic governor’s order to keep businesses and schools closed, and people apart, in an effort to limit the spread of the highly contagious virus for which there is no vaccine. Circulating among the crowd were petitions to recall Evers and signs that said “All Workers Are Essential” and “Death … is preferable to communism.”Dozens of American flags accompanied the protesters and some openly carried assault-style rifles. “I think this will make Evers respond,” Cindy Warner of Milwaukee said. “People of different backgrounds, races and cultures all want to get back to work. The flu can kill you but so can not eating.”AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlidePublic health experts say no one should be gathering in groups this large as the highly contagious

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