Anti-lockdown protests continue to gather momentum across the U.S. as people flood the streets, ignoring social distancing rules. Even though some states are beginning to ease restrictions, most of the country remains under some form of stay-at-home order, which is making protestors call for America to 'reopen' immediately.

Some critics think Donald Trump is to blame. Last week, the President posted a series of tweets, urging everyone to 'liberate' Minnesota, Michigan, and Virginia and said the 2nd Amendment's under siege.

Protests have erupted in over a dozen states from coast to coast. Here are some of the signs that were spotted there.

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Mark
Community Member
6 months ago

No not the virus, just a bunch of loons!

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Demonstrations have occurred in Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Minnesota, Utah, Virginia, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Oregon, Maryland, Idaho, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Washington, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. These states are led by both Republican and Democratic governors.

The crowds have varied in size quite a bit: from a few dozen protesters in Virginia and Oregon to thousands of people in Michigan and Washington state. The latter saw one of the largest demonstrations, with about 2,500 protesters gathering at the capital in Olympia. The state was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

In some places, these anti-lockdown demonstrations spawned counter protests. For example, in Colorado, healthcare workers blocked traffic at crossroads.

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Mark
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6 months ago (edited)

Good for them, protestors don't like it though when someone else uses their right to protest ;)

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Reportedly, the organizers of these protests have largely been conservative, pro-Trump and pro-gun activists. Many of these demonstrations have been described as reminiscent of Trump campaign events, carrying pro-Trump banners, t-shirts, and signs. Some of them were even calling for freedom over tyranny and comparing governors to dictators.

However, it looks like the protests represent just a small fraction of people. Last week, a Pew poll found that 66% of US adults say their greater concern is that state governments will lift restrictions too quickly, rather than not quickly enough.

Also, US public health experts and many state leaders have continued to highlight the importance of social distancing, arguing in favor of the measures protesters have taken issue with.

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Don Flynn
Community Member
6 months ago

someone please give this tRump twat COVID-19, please

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Political things aside, it's normal that some feel as if the quarantine is becoming an increasingly heavier burden. Counselor and psychotherapist Tati Silva told Bored Panda that the pandemic can bring a sense of loss: "People feel unstable because they don't know what is going on, panic and fear come to place." Silva warned that this might lead to people developing depression, panic attacks, and anxiety.

If that is the case, it's important one takes care of their mental wellbeing during these difficult times. "Exercise if you can," Silva advised. "It will boost your mood. Set up buddy groups -- friends or family to do regular checking in with people. Distract yourself -- writing down your thoughts and feelings can help offload any worries and fear you may have."

And remember to be kind to yourself. "Don't overload yourself, thinking that you should be taking all the courses available online, learning 2 to 3 languages, and reading one book a day. That will make you feel overwhelmed. I also suggest that you pick one new thing every week to do, so your brain can get excited about the week to come."

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Mark
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes you can make a choice but what about those others you might infect, narrow minded fool!

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago

But the vaccine won't be ready for at least a year... so how is that a current 'campaign' against anti-vaxxers? When COVID-19 kills someone this ignorant woman actually cares about, I think she'll sing a different tune.

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Mark
Community Member
6 months ago

Well seeing as there are so many idiots already there get one of them to do it, must be somewhere there who can cut a morons hair!

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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Stupidity is the real virus.

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Erin
Community Member
6 months ago

This is valid and also a sign my dog would hold.

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

learn to spell.

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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

Concentration camps? Get history straight. If you freak out now, how would you react if REALLY bad times come back? Tens of millions died in World War 2!

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sabocat
Community Member
6 months ago

This is Exactly what's wrong in so many discourses! The data is out there, you just have to look it up. In the time that it took to make that sign, she could have looked up the data. This happens so much, think of anti global warming protesters or people saying there's no gender pay gap. The data is there folks, but we don't feel like catering to your laziness, look it up yourselves.

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago

But the off button on your respirator should be... (I feel bad for the doctors who will have to treat dumb*asses like this guy who they will feel obligated to treat under their swearing of the Hippocratic Oath).

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

that doesn't make any sense at all.

Pinky Pop
Community Member
6 months ago

I agree, DOES NOT COMPUTE!

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

No, you’re the one “loosing” your freedom of speech. By letting that sphincter in your face “loose” to spew out your bullshit.

MadRatter
Community Member
6 months ago

I want to upvote this so much! 🤣🤣🤣

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Bill Parks
Community Member
6 months ago

Can't any of you idiots spell L-O-S-I-N-G?

uluhru4evoh
Community Member
6 months ago

Ok, so if wearing a mask equates to "loosing" freedom of speech then NOT wearing a mask equates to LOSING one's ability to spell?

Vonny
Community Member
6 months ago

such a funny and appropriate comment much like the gal in earlier photo who can't spell the word 'choice' these idiots are so stupid they're scaring me!

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Bill Taylor
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

The only thing "loose" is the screw in your head.

Aarav Sontakke
Community Member
6 months ago

i'd rather lose my freedom of speech than lose the ability to speak

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
6 months ago

Is there any mystery as to how the USA stormed into the lead with the amount of new cases and deaths per day? It is going to be the only country where it is comparable to the plague.

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago

I didn't 'loose'[sic] anything... I wear a face mask when coughing/sneezing to protect others. A far nobler thing to do than creating false realities and gambling with the lives of others, even if you don't give a jot about them.

Patricia B.
Community Member
6 months ago

loosing, tee hee

Kelly Countryman
Community Member
6 months ago

I wear a facemask when I need to go out and I can still talk just fine. COVIDIOTS!

No, I'm Rebekah
Community Member
6 months ago

That word you can't spell symbolizes why I'd never pay attention to you

Karen Klinck
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe he was thinking of his bowels when writing it.

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Mark Evans
Community Member
6 months ago

Emm... I still have speech in my mask. It's not a gag.

Landon DeSonne
Community Member
6 months ago

and that sign on ur truck symbolizes ur absolute stupidity.

K.
Community Member
6 months ago

It’s so bad. We all make typos when we type too fast, mispell some words, and sometimes forget our punctuation. This whole article is showing me something else though. It’s so embarrassing. You weakened your argument and show how stupid you are, in addition to selfish.

Melusine
Community Member
6 months ago

Perhaps they don't understand you can still speak through a face mask?

SpillTheTea
Community Member
6 months ago

You won’t get arrested for not wearing a mask and learn to spell. *Losing* not loosing.

Kimberley McMillan
Community Member
6 months ago

"loosing"

Molly Block
Community Member
6 months ago

That is such an asinine thing to say! PS--learn how to spell, idiot!! loosing...smh

Judy Coble
Community Member
6 months ago

Check your spelling.

Emily Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh I assure you that if I cuss you out while wearing it, you'll still be able to hear me!

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
6 months ago

I hate when I loose my freedom of speech. tighten that speech up!

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
6 months ago

I can talk through my mask... my casket... not so easy.

Tony Drake
Community Member
6 months ago

Cram that slogan, and the truck, where the sun don't shine. Sorry, you just bring out my best.

Brandy Grote
Community Member
6 months ago

Can you hear me now? I'm immune suppressed!

Brett Valentine
Community Member
6 months ago

. . . no.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
6 months ago

misspelling....

S
Community Member
6 months ago

They don't block sound though...

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
6 months ago

Loosing?

Rhiannon C
Community Member
6 months ago

WHY CAN NOBODY SPELL ARE YOU "LOOSING" YOUR MIND

Rhiannon C
Community Member
6 months ago

Please learn to capitalize. But, like, not in the middle of sentences. Also, I hope that paint comes off. Never mind, you deserve to have marks all over your truck.

Natalie Welday
Community Member
6 months ago

How does a mask take away freedom of speech you can still talk!

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
6 months ago

Uh no I wear a face mask to protect others because I care unlike you idiots.

Loki Laufeyson
Community Member
6 months ago

i read this as 'government non-essential is the only buisness'

Duncan
Community Member
6 months ago

I am amazed how many have losing spelt loosing. True loosers :P

Seedy Vine
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

I speak fluent face mask :D

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
6 months ago

I don't know about anyone "loosing" his/her freedom of speech, do you?

Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
6 months ago

the worst it does is fog up your glasses, moron

Jason S
Community Member
6 months ago

Well the mask they refuse to wear hinders their ability to live. Which ultimately takes away their freedom of speech. Except in this case that's probably a good thing.

Mark Barker
Community Member
6 months ago

Lose: to misplace or no longer have the use of. Loose: Yo momma.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
6 months ago

Not really, no

ThatREPTILEANDAMPHIBIANlover
Community Member
6 months ago

And that car symbolizes u losing ur ability to "walk a mile in someone's shoes"

JLaw
Community Member
5 months ago

Loosing?

Leslie Tollefson
Community Member
5 months ago

Said the guy probably enjoying $1200 courtesy of the government.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
6 months ago

They must be wearing their masks wrong, I can still talk with mine.

Catherine Todd
Community Member
6 months ago

CORONAVIRUS, DO YOU JOB AND SAVE US ALL!

Alexandra Wood
Community Member
6 months ago

I think it means that you are losing (not loosing) your ability to protest if you do what the government tells you because then you would be a hypocrite (and a hazard to society). Anyway, people wearing masks are not duped into it, they have a choice to either risk death and stupidly protest, or stay safe (safer, at least).

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
6 months ago

okay but first please spell LOSING right, you moron

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
6 months ago

Loosing? This just proves that you ain't mature enough to make your own protests smh and you need to simmer down

Chrissie M.
Community Member
6 months ago

I read that as "pluped" and tried to make sense of it... then I understood that he wrote "duped", but it still sounds like nonsense to me.

Living_Shadow
Community Member
6 months ago

You can still speak with a mask.... it's not like you're fucking gagged, idiot. How is staying at home preventing you from speaking? The internet is another way you can get your word out just fine. If you get corona, there's a chance you or someone you care about will never speak again

Mumof1
Community Member
6 months ago

What?

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
6 months ago

No offense but are U f**king stupid? you can f**king talk through the mask.

Ann McNeil
Community Member
6 months ago

Learn how to spell "losing" first .....

Timothy Rogers
Community Member
6 months ago

...I think maybe this black-truck guy is loosing his ability to SPELL

Timothy Rogers
Community Member
6 months ago

...but proper spelling should STILL BE ESSENTIAL, you dumbass

Erik Zerebelem
Community Member
6 months ago

Truck owner's inability to spell or conjugate properly symbolizes our government's essential need to invest more in public education.

Lynn Ruth Greyling
Community Member
6 months ago

Bunch of spoilt brats!

ZoeIsHahaha
Community Member
6 months ago

Speech? No. You can still talk while wearing one.

Fran Stateler
Community Member
6 months ago

People who advertise that kind of opinion have no sense. They wouldn't know a a real thought if it hit them on the head

Al Marzian
Community Member
6 months ago

Losing, not loosing. Go lick a doorknob.

Carol Storm
Community Member
6 months ago

So don't bother calling the Fire Department if your house is on fire-it is funded by our taxpayers dollars and a part of our government. And is socialsim.

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
6 months ago

It doesn’t make any sense..

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
6 months ago

That’s a bit of a contradiction.. their saying people are being ‘forced to wear masks’ .. ( only way around that is to #StayHome..) and that government is non-essential?? What?? Sorry but I kind of think government is essential right now..

Pippa Runs
Community Member
6 months ago

*losing 🙄

okpkpkp
Community Member
6 months ago

That writing is going to leave a mark on the paint and on the glass, lol.

Jo Choto
Community Member
6 months ago

The non sequitur king.

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
6 months ago

Give up highway maintenance, food inspection, Doctor licensing, air control, medicine purity, hospital cleanliness certification. Does that really seem non-essential to you? What line were you in on 9-11?

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
6 months ago

Says he as he drives on a road maintained by a government employee and patrolled by a city or state government employee after eating food inspected by a county or state employee to ensure his safety.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
6 months ago

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Donna Lawrence
Community Member
6 months ago

Huh? I Love Maryland( O.C) Their are dumb. people all over. Nuts and bolts that is supposed to be part of his brain are ' loosing' . Geez

Fred Burrows
Community Member
6 months ago

Let loose the speech .

Otaku panda
Community Member
6 months ago

It symbolizes me not dying

Bacony
Community Member
6 months ago

The Top Gear cars had more intelligent writing.

Tory Knotts
Community Member
6 months ago

Jokes on him, that stuff takes a lot of effort to remove, and the packaging says " do not use on the vehicles paint". So enjoy having that destroy your paint.

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
6 months ago

Loosing? Your ignorance is showing...it's losing, and no, we're protecting idiots like yourselves from getting sick..I want to see Fox News get sued..

Arif Sadik
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

this saying is also a non-essential and dumb-ass business 'cause a face mask doesn't prevent you from talking.

Judy Gould Melides
Community Member
6 months ago

Losing, not loosing. Two different meanings. One idiot.

Phyllis Weitl
Community Member
6 months ago

They need to learn to spell. Losing it with a loose nut in the brain.

Carena Thompson
Community Member
6 months ago

Losing*

Ziya (Wenny) Liu
Community Member
6 months ago

BIRDS!!! POOP ON THIS CAR, FOR ONCE!!!

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
6 months ago

I do wish the ignorant would learn it is losing not loosing.

Janie Jane
Community Member
6 months ago

Lols - can't even spell lose...

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe you should just focus on spelling lose properly

Giovanni SANCHEZ
Community Member
6 months ago

Wearing the mask expands the time of you even having speech

Medusy Fos
Community Member
6 months ago

It makes complete sense. Our government is useless. They waste and steal our money, accomplish nothing. They are the least effective entity on earth. Privatize everything and we will get better service at better cost.

Medusy Fos
Community Member
6 months ago

It makes 100% sense.

Lorraine R
Community Member
6 months ago

"Losing", not "loosing", loser.

John Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

looks like a catcher silhouette. if their 'catching', who's pitching? Capture-5e...74a108.gif Capture-5ea0c2674a108.gif

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
6 months ago

Another total moron. I'm glad I don't have to pay for the funeral.

Dave Millar
Community Member
6 months ago

Government bailed out the company that made your truck.

Liz not Lis
Community Member
6 months ago

Literally I think I just had a seizure reading that

Suzy Shams
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe he bumped his head or something

Hedwig
Community Member
6 months ago

This idiot also spelled losing wrong..

Cayden Barnes
Community Member
6 months ago

wtf

Tisha M. Scott
Community Member
6 months ago

Thats called window paint, not car paint. I hope that sits in the sun and stays there for him to always look back on how stupid that sounds.

Karin Gibson
Community Member
6 months ago

OMG are these people that for real.

Irina Rachow
Community Member
6 months ago

Loosing?

Le Box of Shame
Community Member
6 months ago

without a stable government there would be anarchy. this person has no clue what they are talking about and asking for

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
6 months ago

This f##ktard thinks government is a "non-essential business"? So, I guess you don't like having smooth roads to drive on, or safe bridges to cross, or police who will protect you from criminals, or firefighters who will rescue you if your house catches on fire or you're in a bad wreck, or soldiers to defend your country's borders and values, etc., etc., etc. Let's see how much he enjoys anarchy - or watching his loved ones die from COVID-19.

Lisa Conlon
Community Member
6 months ago

Why oh why do people spell it 'loosing'? It doesn't even look right.

CincyReds
Community Member
6 months ago

Jesus this is stupid

elfin
Community Member
6 months ago

Unless Congress passes a law forcing me to wear a mask that prevents me from talking then the First Amendment. And even that wouldn't stop me from writing what I want.

Coffey Murphy
Community Member
6 months ago

LOOSING! Bwahahahaha

M Adams
Community Member
6 months ago

I am exercising my right not to die

Leon Phelps
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm loosing my bowels right now

Iron Eddy
Community Member
6 months ago

Someone wanted to be deep

Shart
Community Member
6 months ago

Anything other that wearing approved pvp/ n95 mask are pointless and only plays into the hype. You wont see a govermental official,a pro athlete or a doctor/ nurse wearing a home made mask.. I really doubt they do any good

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sabocat
Community Member
6 months ago

How about dangerous tyranny?

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago

True communism is about working together for the greater good. You, however, are free to die... I just wish you wouldn't take others with you and tax the health care system.

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Mark
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

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