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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Stupidity is the real virus.

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Does the kid take into account that life may not be so fun anymore if one of his parents falls ill with Covid-19?

Steve
Community Member
1 year ago

Not if he hates his parents

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Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is funny though.

Gage Franke
Community Member
1 year ago

Stupid and wrong, but yeah, pretty funny XD

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

bring you kid to this… they should be ashame of themself… oh i forget they have no shame… they're proud of their stupidity

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, YES! And... #StayTheFuckHome, too!

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

So you'd rather they risk getting covid and dieing? That is disgusting

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

What's disgusting is that his parents made that sign and dragged him to their germfest.

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Daved Wilkins
Community Member
1 year ago

Smart kid. Send them to work so they get sick and die and they can’t drive you crazy anymore. I see you.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
1 year ago

Deal with ot kid! Do you want them to die instead?

Pinky Pop
Community Member
1 year ago

So where is the sign with "let the children go back to school because they are driving me up the fucking wall"?

K.
Community Member
1 year ago

You should work. Except your brand of crazy can endanger others.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Pretty sure that goes both ways. And now you’re all doing it to the rest of us. Only with potentially deadly consequences.

Natalie Welday
Community Member
1 year ago

This is relatable mine are too.

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay but this is funny. But at the same time your kid could be put in the hospital and I'm not paying your hospital bills

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
1 year ago

Agreed

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, like when you were two and the only words you knew were "NO!" and "WHY?" and you used them incessantly all day long?

Fran Stateler
Community Member
1 year ago

We need this kind of humor now more than ever.

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
1 year ago

Valid point.. my dog is exhausted and my cat looks close to killing me..

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is good.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
1 year ago

Go get your own job and it won't be a problem

melbfk
Community Member
1 year ago

They won't drive you crazy if they get sick from you exposing them to Covid-19.

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
1 year ago

They need to pay his bills.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

Parents must go back to work to support this little snot?

Jacquie Gariano
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a time to learn how to work together...try it.

Saf Ah II
Community Member
1 year ago

Incidentally, they’re not driving you to the hospital.

Living_Shadow
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, they're driving you crazy, but if they die from the virus, their death will drive you in despair you fool

Rhys Cernunnos
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the only valid sign I have seen so far.

Isaac Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

What else is new?

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 year ago

Let kids go back to school you're driving THEM crazy

Colleen Garland
Community Member
1 year ago

Can't wait for the virus to come home.

Emily Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the only honest and accurate sign out there! Not a good reason to end precautions but a valid excuse.

Cayden Barnes
Community Member
1 year ago

yesssssssssssss TRUMP 2020

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

learn to spell.

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Hans
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year ago

that doesn't make any sense at all.

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sabocat
Community Member
1 year ago

How about dangerous tyranny?

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

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