Fed up protesters against the shutdown orders have been erupting across the country, with arrests being made in some cases. The protesters are demanding that the Governors re-open the states. Even though the numbers are small in most cases, anger is building.
Fed up protesters in North Carolina
ReopenNC, a group that participated in the protests in North Carolina, wants the shutdown order to be lifted now at least in some areas.
At around 12:20, Raleigh police officers used a bullhorn to advise protesters that they risked arrest and were in violation of Gov Roy Cooper’s Executive Order. At 12:30, they arrested a woman, although the charges were unclear at this time. According to WBTV, many of those in attendance went to their cars and started blaring their horns every 15 minutes.
The Raleigh News Observer writes,
“With two weeks remaining until Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order for North Carolina is set to expire, groups for and against the restrictions are mobilizing to push their agendas.
ReopenNC wants people to make their own stay-at-home decisions to avoid exposure to COVID-19 as the worldwide pandemic continues. The private Facebook page group, which started last Tuesday, surpassed 22,000 members on Monday.
“At the point it expires, he does not need to extend it,” said Ashley Smith, a Morganton mother of four who is one of ReopenNC’s founders. “He gets out of the way and lets people get back to their lives.”
— Michael Hyland (@MichaelWNCN) April 14, 2020
There’s a demonstration going on right now outside the #NCGA in Raleigh. Some people are calling for businesses to be able to reopen. Some want a clearer timeline of when that can happen. Police are in the area @WNCN pic.twitter.com/ZYshvn7gUt
— Michael Hyland (@MichaelWNCN) April 14, 2020
Fed up protesters in Ohio
About 100 protesters descended on the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, asking Governor Mike DeWine to lift the shutdown order so that people could get back to work. The protests have been occurring in Ohio since Thursday as people have become frustrated with the inability to work, or get together.
The protests sparked Ohio lawmakers to put up black curtains to block the protesters from being able to see their meetings.
OhioStatehouse uses black curtains to block the windows so protesters can’t looking inside the press area. Yesterday they protested outside and banged on the windows. pic.twitter.com/jCB9gbPvpa
— Kevin Landers (@Kevin10TV) April 14, 2020
“What we’re seeing now in these protests is people standing up and fighting against it, and saying, ‘It’s too much, we can’t take this anymore.'” Betsie Salzburg, Psychologist at A Mindful Approach to News5Cleveland.
— Adrienne Robbins (@ARobbinsTV) April 13, 2020
Chants continue with “we are essential.”
The crowd looks to be at least 70 people. pic.twitter.com/QxZvtYzdqM
— Kalea Gunderson (@KaleaGunderson) April 13, 2020
Fed up protesters in Michigan
We’ve reported about Michigan’s governor Whitmer, who extended her shutdown order to the end of April. Her constituents are not happy. Though she finally responded to Meghan McCain’s remarks about not being able to buy baby car seats, she has become extremely unpopular for her heavy-handed leftist approach to the pandemic. She stated that her executive order did not preclude buying baby car seats (Fox). Stores are saying her order was so vague they couldn’t tell.
“Hi Meghan! Our Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order does not ban the purchasing of car seats for children. You can read this FAQ and more here: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-525182–,00.html …
Wishing your family well, and happy Easter!” Gov Whitmer
“The solution to this can’t outweigh the potential of what can happen if we continue to shut our economy down. The suicides, the stress. All these other things that will happen if we continue to extend this out…When you are taking away our basic freedoms, when you are telling us what we can, and can’t buy, that is where I have a problem. That is where I have decided to stand tall.” Garrett Soldano, creator of the FB page
Americans are fed up. Their rights have been crushed, their livelihoods have been destroyed, all over a virus. But as we’ve been reporting, some of the stay-at-home orders are over the top. Whether the virus itself causes essential business closings, or the ramifications of the shutdown causing a ripple effect through the economy, America must get back to work soon.
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