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
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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
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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
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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
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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).

arjelio mas
Community Member
6 months ago

How much do you want to bet this guy was a rabid supporter of the Patriot Act? Cheney, et. al., produced the Patriot Act to give the government the ability to revoke our rights to achieve whatever goal they might decide to have.

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
6 months ago

True. AND... when your “Right” to be an IDIOT infects other people, and the hospitals become overwhelmed... 🤦🏽‍♀️

Danjal Nyberg
Community Member
6 months ago

Remember that during the next abortion debate.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
6 months ago

That's a two-way street, mister! The rest of us have the right to health and safety!

jamie1707
Community Member
6 months ago

hey, you stupid fuck: If you are trying to commit suicide and take others with you, you have no right to do that.

K.
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder how much your integrity is worth, will you be singing a different tune when hospital resources are at full capacity and you fall ill? People are actually risking their lives to maintain food supply chains and keep the hospital running and patients cared for. There are going to be people who die without their loved ones, surrounded by other sick and/or dying patients who are barely there. There will be nurses who can barely keep it together as they move to the next patient.

Daria B
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Yeah, but murder is a crime, so.... How about respecting the rights of those with a weak immunity and those who can't access health care due to lack of beds and staff?

Susan
Community Member
6 months ago

You don't have a right to run me down with your car, and you don't have a right to breath your f**king diseases on me either.

Brandy Grote
Community Member
6 months ago

My health is not YOURS to affect!

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
6 months ago

man some people need civics lessons. Your rights end when they infringe on others' rights. Like the right to life.

Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
6 months ago

no but if you are affecting others it kinda is..

Don Flynn
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh yeah, but I bet this tRump twat jackass is full-on anti-abortion, anti LGBT and full-on anti-immigrant. As we all know the only rights that matter are theirs as they destroy our republic.

Lana Salberg-Schwickerath
Community Member
6 months ago

Exactly

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
6 months ago

You, asshole, do not have the right to put anyone's life in danger because you are inconvenienced.

Rosesinmyhair
Community Member
6 months ago

Bet he's one of the anti-abortion brigade

Jane Pez
Community Member
6 months ago

I bet this guy took time out of his busy day protesting at Planned Parenthood to make that sign.

BORED AT HOME
Community Member
6 months ago

but the safety of the world is.

Natalie Welday
Community Member
6 months ago

I dont get this shes not forcing you to,shes BEGGING you to.

Hermione Granger
Community Member
6 months ago

That is literally the government's job..

Colleen Garland
Community Member
6 months ago

Pick out a plot yet?

Kimmi Scott-Marsden
Community Member
6 months ago

Hypocrites. Ew.

ThatREPTILEANDAMPHIBIANlover
Community Member
6 months ago

That right yah got there is controlled by the constitution which can have amendments, so yes, they are theirs to control.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
6 months ago

What "rights" are these idiots not able to exercise?

Mike McKelley
Community Member
6 months ago

We have laws because there is no such thing as common sense.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
6 months ago

Why not? You want to control *ours*.

Louise 89
Community Member
6 months ago

The reason these rules have to be enforced by the police/law is because people like u can't be trusted not to kill someone with your ignorance.

Roy Phillips
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

And my right to live covid-free is not yours to take!

Sandra Warren
Community Member
6 months ago

Unless you are a women!!

Stephen Joslyn
Community Member
6 months ago

Ummmmm, they are. Where, and by whom, do you think you get those "rights" from?

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
6 months ago

Then stop telling me what to do with my body, twit!

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
6 months ago

Um, what about MY right to not be infected with a potentially deadly virus because you're too fucking stupid to wear a mask to the grocery store. Literally the ONLY place I ever leave my house for.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
6 months ago

And MY rights aren't YOURS to control. Behave like this and you have no right to medical care for Covid19. And I wish you'd speak for yourself only; your sign doesn't include "our."

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
6 months ago

I like how he has underlined control..

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes they are, when they infringe on my right to live.

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
6 months ago

Um...can you say ABORTION?

Patty Stier
Community Member
6 months ago

At his age you'd think he'd know better!

Jo Choto
Community Member
6 months ago

So get out of our uteruses then.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
6 months ago

Stupid is a pre existing condition

melbfk
Community Member
6 months ago

Go ahead and get sick. It's your choice. Add to the health care strain. It's your choice. Don't include me in that "ours."

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
6 months ago

Really, our rights are not yours to control...….. ummmmm that's funny because I`ve been hearing women saying this for years too...…..bet your one of these douche bags who protests abortion too...…….again women's rights that is not yours to control......asshole.

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
6 months ago

He probably went back to help his elderly parents out or never moved away . no job

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
6 months ago

True.

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
6 months ago

bruh, get yo ass back inside. you're gonna die.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
6 months ago

Then don’t take up a hospital bed that a normal person could use.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
6 months ago

Our lives are not yours to risk!

Carena Thompson
Community Member
6 months ago

Women dont get to control their bodies, and now you're out there with a sign because you want to work or go for a walk and someone is telling you no..? Interesting.

Sharon Hultquist
Community Member
6 months ago

How about my right not to be exposed to Covid 19?

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
6 months ago

See ya asshole...enjoy that suffocating feeling!! ;)

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
6 months ago

I know this type. Once he gets to the ICU he'll be a total control freak SOB to the staff.

Tony Drake
Community Member
6 months ago

And you are about as stupid as they come. Guy's first word "duh".

Karin Gibson
Community Member
6 months ago

Sadly the doctor is in charge if you get ill. The switch on the front of the ventilator switches off as well as on.

Daisy Huber
Community Member
6 months ago

we're LITERALLY trying to keep you safe. maybe it's not worth it if you talk like that

Cathy Beard
Community Member
6 months ago

Remember that next time you tell a woman what she can do.

Shart
Community Member
6 months ago

Dutch your wrong..the Hippocratic oath isnt binding nor obligated for doctors.. it is just ceremonial. The protestor is right..he is talking about the government squashing our constitutional rights. Stay at home laws are illegal. To supersede the constitution the government needs to declair martial law

Star-Light Star-Bright
Community Member
6 months ago

Do you understand how government works?

i0ana
Community Member
6 months ago

They controlled your rights,all the time :)))

Meredith McCann
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm just impressed he used the correct forms of are/our.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
6 months ago

I bet he drives on the right side of the road! (The right side being on the left hand if in the UK/Australia/etc.) All traffic laws are there in order to minimize road accidents. Anyone who complies with the rules of traffic contradicts themselves with the above statement.

Angela Allen Simms
Community Member
6 months ago

Dutch!! Off button on your respirator!!!! BEST RESPONSE EVER!!! Have my baby!!!

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Matthew Smith
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6 months ago

that doesn't make any sense at all.

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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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