Photos: Protesters circle Minnesota Capitol to protest stay-at-home order

Cars waving flags circle the capitol.
Vehicles circle the Minnesota Capitol protesting the state's stay at home order in St. Paul on Saturday.
Evan Frost | MPR News

The sound of car horns echoed around the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon, part of a protest against Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus.

People in dozens of vehicles waved U.S. flags and Trump campaign flags as they circled the Capitol. Dozens more people gathered on foot. They say the stay-at-home measures are causing too much damage to the economy and are infringing on their personal freedoms.

Walz and other state leaders say the measures have been crucial in slowing the spread of the virus, to give the state's hospitals time to prepare.

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