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Anti-lockdown protester carries a bazooka into Subway sandwich store

This Saturday afternoon, around a dozen people walked around downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, carrying weapons and flags and protesting against the state’s lockdown orders. The gathering would have mostly flown under the radar if not for a series of photos of the event that went viral.

News & Observer photojournalist Travis Long shared the photos to Twitter, one of which shows a man clad in an American flag shirt hoisting what looks to be a rocket launcher over his shoulder.

According to The News & Observer, the weapon slung over the man’s shoulder is an AT4 rocket launcher with a sticker saying “inert” on it. He also had two pistols in two holsters on his waist.

Watch footage from the event over at The News & Observer.

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