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Protesters to rally at state capitol to reopen Missouri

Protesters are asking for the healthy population to be allowed to return to work while people vulnerable to the coronavirus remain quarantined at home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Protesters will gather at the state capitol on Tuesday to call for Missouri's stay-at-home order to be lifted.

The "Reopen Missouri" rally is scheduled for 1 p.m. Protesters are asking for the healthy population to be allowed to return to work while people vulnerable to the coronavirus remain quarantined at home.

"Let's work together to reopen Missouri and protect people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19," the event's Facebook page said.

Event organizers have asked only healthy, asymptomatic people under the age of 70 to attend. People are also asked not to attend if they come in frequent contact with at-risk groups.

As of Sunday, there were 5,667 cases in Missouri and 176 deaths.

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