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Pittsburgh protesters push for an end to coronavirus-related confinement

Protesters hit the streets of Pittsburgh in the US state of Pennsylvania to voice their opposition to coronavirus confinement measures.

The demonstrators - some carrying firearms, others covering their faces - called on the authorities to reopen businesses.

They argue the restrictions - aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 - limit individual freedoms and harm the economy.

But health authorities and other Americans fear lifting the lockdowns could risk a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases.

More than 1,200 people in Pennsylvania, home to 12.8 million, have died of COVID-19, with more than 33,000 confirmed infections.

The US death toll from the disease stood at more than 42,000 on Tuesday.