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
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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
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1 year ago

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

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Matthew Smith
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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
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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!

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a small business in the USA. I do not sell guns.

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Daved Wilkins
Community Member
1 year ago

Hard to live the American Dream when you die from the virus.

Vonny
Community Member
1 year ago

EXACTLY! Well said.

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Elly Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

The American dream is rapidly evaporating. To all the world is clear now that is is just a thin layer of varnish that has been stripped away and now the dream has turned into a nightmare.

Axel Dubois
Community Member
1 year ago

As a European who lived in the US in the early 2000, it was evident the American dream was nothing more than that: a dream. People were telling themselves stories about how their land and their way of life was the Greatest, but did not know, and did not want to know, about the rest of the world and the alternatives. The dream always was an illusion. A lie you were fed from the craddle, with your flags, and pledges of allegiance, and patriotic myths. It's a well crafted mass manipulation.

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

The American Dream... the worship and pursuit of the Almighty Dollar.

Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Plus guns and ammo.

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kitty_player 03
Community Member
1 year ago

YOUR CHILDREN DESERVE TO LIVE! STAY THE FUCK HOME

Vonny
Community Member
1 year ago

Even better said! Agree 100% !

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Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

I want the American dream, too: bring back our 1940s & 1950s economy...oh, wait, that would mean taxing the rich...oh, no, we can't do that, right Faux News?

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago

The only sensible part on this sign is: "Our children deserve to live."

Carly Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

The American dream is and always has been a lie. Our economy is rigged against your chances from the beginning.

Becca Hammond
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

WOW.... considering how much Trump dumped of 'small business' money into massive corporations now none of the actually small businesses have any money. I guess they ignore anything they don't like. It sounds good when he said small businesses but they don't realize that means 250million 90million dollar companies getting handouts while their little gun shop closes it's doors... Idiots..

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

What do you expect from willfully self-deluded believers in the equivalent of a religion? Logical and rational critical thinking?

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah- that ship sank long time ago..

JK Rowling
Community Member
1 year ago

This is (probably) coming from the generation that forced their kids to take thousands of dollars of loans into their name

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 year ago

How about leaving out the last 3 words so it ends with, "Our children deserve to live!"

Emily Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Never mind that the 'American Dream' has been unattainable for most people in younger generations well before the virus was discovered. Besides, pretty sure the 'American Dream' would include being alive long enough to see it come true.

Cayden Barnes
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1 year ago

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The American dream is attainable by people that aren't lazy and actually get off the street and get a job

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SpillTheTea
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1 year ago

Everyone deserves to live the *current* American dream: surviving Coronavirus and stupidity virus.

Sandij D
Community Member
1 year ago

They were not living the American Dream before Covid 19. America has been living a nightmare since Jan 20 2017

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s been longer than that. This IS the dystopia. Exactly how bad must it get before we all stop adapting and accepting fucked-up shit as normal?

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Adit Danhorn
Community Member
1 year ago

what is the American dream? murder by stupidity?

Timothy Rogers
Community Member
1 year ago

the American Dream is a myth--read your Steinbeck while in line at next Agent Orange rally

Leon'
Community Member
1 year ago

The American dream has been dead for a long time...

chachkimooch
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, your children deserve to LIVE, you ignoramus! Go BACK HOME!!!

Elizabeth VanDyke
Community Member
1 year ago

Most of all they deserve to live. If you don't do everything you can do to stop the spread of this disease, you are putting your children at risk. How stupid can you get?

Annabeth Chase
Community Member
1 year ago

Is the American Dream death?

James Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

What american dream. Americans are truly the most of people on the plan. I want canada to build a wall and keep the scum out

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
1 year ago

I am half American. So I find that offensive.

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Anna roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

Our children deserve to live!!!!! Your actions could very well make that a hard thing for them to do

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Sorry, but the American dream was lost a generation ago.

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe more

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Mary Hurst
Community Member
1 year ago

Your children may not live through this pandemic if you don’t take precautions.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 year ago

There are plenty of ways to support small businesses while maintaining self-quarantine and social distancing. Order stuff on-line directly from their websites. Buy gift cards to use later. And above all, pester your Congresspeople to make sure that all the bailout money goes to SMALL businesses! Squeaky wheels get grease.

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
1 year ago

They will be in a nightmare if this lot don't go home

MoodyBlue
Community Member
1 year ago

I think the underlined words should be: OUR CHILDREN DESERVE TO LIVE". Then it would make sense to me.

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

If you open, the children will get sick.

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh yeah sure your children DEFINITELY deserve to be in the hospital dying! NOT! why, just why

Ivy Ruonakoski
Community Member
1 year ago

The American dream is dead, has been for decades.

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

The so-called “American Dream” is a propaganda lie.

Sel Bonda
Community Member
1 year ago

But, children need to live, to dream!

Cici Qiu
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, they all want to die in agony from COVID-19

Karen Hock
Community Member
1 year ago

Key word? Live.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 year ago

There's a chance that YOUR children will enjoy the American dream in a casket.

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s... that’s not what it means...

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Fran Stateler
Community Member
1 year ago

There's no dream of any kind when you're dead.

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
1 year ago

Phase 1 of what? The Hunger Games?

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
1 year ago

First the children deserve to live.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
1 year ago

Your children deserve to live on after you've passed on the CV to the rest of your family.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Too bad they might get terribly ill instead.

Stuart Beatty
Community Member
1 year ago

Your children deserve to LIVE is the point!

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

they deserve to live.

Rebecca McManus
Community Member
1 year ago

To be fair, it is impacting small businesses badly, but that's because the government are acting fast enough or sufficiently well enough to help them

George Hudacko
Community Member
1 year ago

In a coffin along with you!

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Dream? Try nightmare.

melbfk
Community Member
1 year ago

But maybe they won't live if you let phase one begin.

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
1 year ago

Now this one has to be a joke ! PLEASE

Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

America is not having a dream just now. America is having a nightmare. Your children deserve to Live. Period.

KttyMazMeow
Community Member
1 year ago

not if they are dead from coronavirus

Anna D
Community Member
1 year ago

"live the American dream" or die never living the American dream

Susanna Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

If they live to dream, this is progress....

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
1 year ago

Your children also deserve to live... you are putting them at risk

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
1 year ago

they deserve to live. They deserve to have parents, even if they are idiots

Rosesinmyhair
Community Member
1 year ago

At this rate his children will have to be very lucky to survive covid19

Anne Jackson
Community Member
1 year ago

You should think about your children wanting to live first.

Justine Kingmaker
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, all our children deserve to live the American Dream. So...keep them save, put your f'ing mask back on and keep them away from morons...like yourself!

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
1 year ago

Money over the risk to others. Shame.

Dave Millar
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, your children deserve to live first. Worry about money later.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

And they might be able to do it in spite of parents that are deceased from catching Covid. Frankly..if you're this dumb...I think they'd be better off......

Tony Drake
Community Member
1 year ago

To bad these sickos don't know history. Especially the 20's, 30's, and 40's.

Liz not Lis
Community Member
1 year ago

COVID-19 is definitely the American dream

Rhys Cernunnos
Community Member
1 year ago

The American Dream.... that's the biggest lie ever told to children. A dream that doesn't exist.

Christophe Beunens
Community Member
1 year ago

In order to live the American dream, they need first to survive the worst pandemic crisis of the last 100 years

Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

They are also deserve to stay well

Unaffected
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd call it American nightmare rather

Kathy Kovach
Community Member
1 year ago

Your children deserve to live. Period.

Iron Eddy
Community Member
1 year ago

The rotten one?

Cayden Barnes
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1 year ago

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Shart
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell ya mark..i agree..im gonna open my own gun shoo too..thanks for the great idea

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