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Hundreds defy Idaho's stay-at-home order at Capitol protest

More than 1,000 people gathered in front of the Idaho Capitol on Friday to speak out against Gov. Brad Little's stay-at-home order.

BOISE, Idaho — More than 1,000 protesters gathered at the Idaho Statehouse Friday afternoon in defiance of Gov. Brad Little’s extension of the statewide stay-at-home order. 

Little announced Wednesday that the order would extend to the end of April in the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

In response, members of libertarian, gun-rights and anti-vaccine groups gathered at the Capitol, waving flags and holding signs in an effort to push back against the order. 

Many were standing shoulder-to-shoulder and few were wearing masks. 

Similar protests have been held across the country, in states like Virginia, Texas and Oregon.   

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