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Pittsburgh protesters push for an end to coronavirus-related confinement

Pittsburgh protesters push for an end to coronavirus 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.