A small number of protestors organized by people with ties to the White House are demanding an end to shelter-in-place rules, citing constitutional freedoms.
In Colorado, to protest the protestors, healthcare workers came out and stood in front of a line of blaring cars. Watch the video here.
Protestors were supported by President Trump, and have a number of ties to the White House.
why they are protesting
About 81% of Americans support current lockdowns.
Yet, a small sub-group says that the government shutdown is part of a plan to wreck the economy and hurt Donald Trumps’ re-election campaign. Others say that they are worried about businesses closing and the impact of a recession.
Protesters argue that their constitutional rights are being violated by the lockdown.
President Trump’s support
The President has voiced his support of protestors, many of whom carry signs and wear hats in support of him.
As protests erupted in Michigan, which has one of the highest Covid-19 death rates in the country, President Trump tweeted: “LIBERATE MICHIGAN.” He also has described the protestors as “very good people” and “very responsible,” supporting their efforts to act out despite having outlined procedures for governors to use for an orderly opening to their states.
Check out the debate: Does my right to freedom mean more than your right to a safe environment?