Protests against statewide lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have been taking place over the last week, with demonstrations in nine states yesterday.
California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Tennessee, and Illinois all saw protesters gather in large numbers—many not practicing social distancing or following government guidelines intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus—demanding that their governors reopen their states.
Despite contradicting government guidelines, President Donald Trump has called the protesters “very responsible” and has said that some governors have “gone too far” with their stay-at-home orders.
Anti-quarantine protests being organized through Facebook in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska, are being removed from the platform on the instruction of governments in those three states because it violates stay-at-home orders, Facebook spokesperson @andymstone tells @donie.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 20, 2020
“On the instruction of State governments” – a blatant violation of our first amendment rights.
They protested in San Diego (Fox News), Phoenix, (ABC Phoenix) and Washington (KIRO) among others. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer responded to protests by threatening more restrictions (Washington Examiner). In one Colorado county, only county residents could travel on the roads (KDVR). While polling indicates most back restrictions, another story notes of the polls none “actually measure opinions regarding whether state governments should reopen their economies starting in May. So far, there has been no recent study revealing whether or not most Americans believe that moving towards opening the economy is desirable” (Red State). Meanwhile, another study finds Hydroxychloroquine showing promise and “Over a third of physicians already prescribe or believe they should prescribe hydroxychloroquine or azithromycin for COVID-19 infections” (Life Sciences).
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