Hundreds of protesters flocked to the Pennsylvania state capitol Monday, demanding an end to state policies that have shuttered businesses and called on people to remain at home in an effort to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Many of those who gathered in close proximity to one another lacked face coverings or masks sought by the Trump administration, photos and videos shared on social media appear to show.

Among the assembled signs and banners were droves supporting U.S. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly thrown his support behind similar demonstrations, despite the fact that they violate his

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