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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5 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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5 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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5 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
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5 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
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5 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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5 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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5 months ago

Stupidity is the real virus.

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Erin
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5 months ago

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

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Matthew Smith
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5 months ago

learn to spell.

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Hans
Community Member
5 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!

Lou Lopez
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

We do have concentration camps where children are in cages and disease spreads due to unsafe conditions. Go rail against the real kids in cages instead of the hypothetical ones your screaming brain-worms insist will happen. Or are Brown kids just not important enough to you?

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Jamie Herring
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5 months ago

Concentration camp really? How fucking dare you

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

Exactly. Don’t equate the genocide of a group of people with you being stuck indoors.

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Wottermehlon Doge
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5 months ago

as a jew i find this really offensive. being stuck in your own home (and being allowed to go outside but not advised to) It is NOTHING like a concentration camp. people were put in gas chambers tortured shot and every other awful thing you can imagine. This girl is a brat. a spoiled little brat who knows nothing about COVID or History

Marlena Adams
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes it is a very offensive comment. Being stuck at home in pj's and netflix is hardly equal to concentration camps!!!!!

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Roadkill TheBrave
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5 months ago

Well aren't these two just precious little meat suits triple dipped in idgit. You want to complain about being told to stay at home...then next off the step it and compare it to the Concentration Camps in the Holocaust. Then end off your little sign with an 'I Don't Consent' well darlin' no one who went into the Ghetto's or the concentration camps consented. They didn't get to stay in their homes with electricity, internet access, a/c and heat. They didn't have cable with 9000 channels so you can complain there's 'Nothing to watch'. They didn't have Xbox, Playstation, and Wii's. No precious you're little mind probably can't comprehend what they went through, the horrors that they suffered. Comparing Covid in the U.S. to WWII not only is a douche move, but it shows you utter an complete lack of understanding and empathy. I'm gonna walk off and cuss now since I don't want to do that here.

Cori
Community Member
5 months ago

That is so unbelievably disrespectful. 😡

Al Jones
Community Member
5 months ago

Comparing a quarantine to save lives to concentration camps is vile beyond words. Any

Plinkety
Community Member
5 months ago

Can someone please explain what 'Vaccines Are Not Placebo Safety Tested' is meant to actually mean?

Chris Jones
Community Member
5 months ago

Randomised, placebo-controlled trials are widely considered the gold standard for evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new vaccine. In these trials, participants are randomized to receive either the vaccine under investigation or a placebo. As far as I'm aware all vaccines undergo these tests though I'm no expert. You do have to create a vaccine to test first. There has been talk in the press about any potential vaccine for Covid 19 skipping some steps to get one to the public more quickly. I've no idea if there is any truth in that claim. I would have thought/hoped that the steps being skipped would more likely be red-tape ones rather than safety.

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Colleen Garland
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5 months ago

I DO NOT like the camp inference. I know a survivor that's funeral was this last Sunday. She was 97 and FANTASTIC.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
5 months ago

All of this is stupid beyond my comprehension

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
5 months ago

That 'I do not consent' is a cherry on the top of stupidity cake.

Kjorn
Community Member
5 months ago

people today have no idea what was like to live in this time. Fucking priviliedged peoples. they Don't realise the luck they have.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

What does his sign even mean? Of course it’s not placebo tested because FDA approved vaccines have undergone rigorous trials. We don’t give a crap about food, vitamins, and other things we put on our bodies (USA is not as rigorous with these) but vaccines they care st least. We’re going to be the ones in quarantine because of you dumb potatoes.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

The irony! "In cosmetics alone, the EU has banned or restricted more than 1,300 chemicals while the US has outlawed or curbed just 11. ... “ "Across a span of cosmetics, including makeup, toothpaste and shampoo, to items ranging from household cleaners to fruit juice to cheese, hundreds of potentially harmful ingredients banned in the EU are legally allowed in the US." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/22/chemicals-in-cosmetics-us-restricted-eu

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
5 months ago

Except vaccines HAVE BEEN placebo tested. They've been tested 6 ways from Sunday and still found to be better than getting sick or dying!

Susan Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

A true placebo usually is something innocuous like sugar or milk powder, so I don't think it are tested at all. Other types are telling someone that a common substance has the ability to effect a condition. It is the receiver's mental processes that cause them perceived improvement not the actual substance. With vaccines, it is the substance that causes the improvement, therefore it should be tested exhaustively. I fear the CDC et al will rush the process.

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ThatREPTILEANDAMPHIBIANlover
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5 months ago

These signs are so pathetic, it's like u have it great, but these people think... I'm not gonna waste my energy anymore. I'm just done. I'm done with this. This shit. These dumb-ass people.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

We can’t let ignorance and bigotry spread. We can rest, we can pause, but we can’t quit on what’s right.

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*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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5 months ago

How the actual, living fuck are these absolute shitwads comparing GENOCIDE to the government telling you TO STAY AT HOME FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. Somebody, please, hit these people multiple times over the head with a rock. For everybody else's safety and sake.

Carly Lynn
Community Member
5 months ago

We already have the camps at the Mexican border....oh wait, she meant white people.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

While the detention centers are not concentration camps, should we feel that better that we haven’t gotten to that point. Do we have to wait until that many people are gone before we denounce horrific actions?

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May-Lin Martinsen
Community Member
5 months ago

My brain hurts. You don't placebo test a vaccine you absolute moron. They are however safety tested - very thoroughly - which is why it takes so long before we get a vaccine

kitty_player 03
Community Member
5 months ago

Does he even know what placebo means

jamie1707
Community Member
5 months ago

the faces of stupidity. so ugly!

Shreya
Community Member
4 months ago

Does this bitch really want to compare a containable virus that can be fixed eventually if people stayed inside and followed regulations while scientists are working for a vaccine to the fucking Holocaust which brutally murdered millions because of a dictator that wouldn’t let anything stop him from killing innocent men women and children?

Mary Hurst
Community Member
5 months ago

Concentration camps? What do you call the massive caged facilities which Trump had brown skinned people locked up in....a Spa?

Adit Danhorn
Community Member
5 months ago

what next? your outright humiliation and death

Danjal Nyberg
Community Member
5 months ago

Like kids in cages, you mean?

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
5 months ago

wait. placebo safety tested? what does that even mean?

Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

Placebo tests are only test if the drug actually works. Half the participants get the real drug, the other half get placebo. Nobody knows who gets what, including doctors (that's called Double-blind). They record results, and determine if the drug works better than placebo. Has NOTHING to do with safety. Safety is tested separately. They already know how many people die from water injections or sugar pills (zero, except maybe for diabetics)

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okpkpkp
Community Member
5 months ago

This is Capitol Park surrounding the California State Capitol, Sacramento. I worked a block away and would often watch the protesters on my lunch break. Yes, we have loonies here, too.

Jo Choto
Community Member
5 months ago

Covidiots.

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
5 months ago

And he obviously doesn't know how vaccines are developed or what a placebo is.

Susanna Scott
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh yes, because being asked to stay at home and not get a virus that could kill you or others you come into contact with is exactly like being starved, beaten and tossed in a gas chamber.

Bert DiVietri
Community Member
5 months ago

One could argue the "concentration " was crossed out so maybe someone else wrote that from another protest and this person found it the poster in the trash and reused it. Then said this isn't my message and crossed it out and wrote quarantine camps under it? Maybe she has a camp called quarantine.? You don't know and you shouldn't judge.

Rhys Cernunnos
Community Member
5 months ago

Antivaxxers need to catch COVID-19 and just die off... it will save us all the migraines that we get from dealing with them now.

Molly Block
Community Member
5 months ago

They should lock all of these protesting dumbass up in a camp!

okpkpkp
Community Member
4 months ago

This is in Sacramento, California. I worked a block away. The next two are Sac, also.

Jim Price
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

No, in your case, what's next is the morgue.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
4 months ago

These idiots want a world with NO vaccines. Welcome to a world without ONE vaccine.

Mary L Ermis
Community Member
5 months ago

Ask China they put the virus out we’re trying to contain a deadly virus so we can get back to our lives some govnors of your state is doing that to you if your city was being gassed would you breath it or would you protect yourself

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
5 months ago

srsly

Erik Zerebelem
Community Member
5 months ago

Um, yes vaccines are placebo safety tested.

Mike McKelley
Community Member
5 months ago

Where are the signs which say "I'm with Stupid?"

Dennis Blanchard
Community Member
5 months ago

Hello, there is no vaccine for Covid-19

Deb England
Community Member
5 months ago

Hans this is exactly what they are afraid is happening now

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
5 months ago

?? Actually Vaccines are tested for pregnant parents and people with allergies now. Also don’t bring the ‘Concentration’ camps into this!

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
5 months ago

The US regretfully had internment camps for Japanese Americans during WWI

Patty Stier
Community Member
5 months ago

Nothing but spoiled brats!

SF Angel
Community Member
5 months ago

Ok, now THIS woman Should be used as a human research guinea pig for being insensitive enough to hold a sign like that.

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
5 months ago

He obviously doesn't know how vaccines are developed.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

These two with the signs are dumbass millennials...…..they`re a waste of good air.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
5 months ago

Hmm when ebola got here, they tried to quarantine those people infected. A nurse sued and won saying she was being detained without reason. So...precedence is there.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
5 months ago

Nutters

Eagle Girl
Community Member
5 months ago

um well, yeah, what do you think a "detention center" is?

Jacquie Gariano
Community Member
5 months ago

What about those poor Mexican kids in concentration camps in Texas and New Mexico?? Isn't any one concerned about them???

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
5 months ago

As a German, I find this even more offensive. And given the sheer level of ignorance and stupidity present with Trump supporters, the irony of asshat commentary like this isn't lost on me either!

Carmen Stanca
Community Member
5 months ago

Disrespectful is an understatement!

Michał Jastrzębski
Community Member
5 months ago

yeah, she should really read up on WW2 history and learn what those camps were.

Pablo
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey! Isn't that fat Thor?

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
5 months ago

stupid, stupid people

Kimberly Leo
Community Member
5 months ago

Disgusting!!

Kimberly Leo
Community Member
5 months ago

Disgusting!

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
5 months ago

Gotta have something to bitch about between hugging trees.

Tony Drake
Community Member
5 months ago

Talk about three people without a friggin life. And they look so intelligent. Right... Poster people for the world of trump and his stooges.

Rose
Community Member
5 months ago

Concentration camps? That person is a complete idiot... seriously I mean. These type of people make me so flipping angry!

Julia Daxenbichler
Community Member
5 months ago

Aside from the fact that the bitch on the right seems to be an awful person, the comparison is just dumb. The whole point of quarantine is to keep people APART, which is, you know, the polar opposite of a CONCENTRATION camp.

Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

Placebos are things like water or sugar pills, and I'm pretty sure they don't need to be safety tested

elfin
Community Member
5 months ago

You can't placebo test a vaccine that doesn't exist yet. And you won't be sent to quarantine camps. More likely hospitals and/or morgues.

NMN
Community Member
5 months ago

Please not concentration camp, but how about put them all in an island/state/country all for themselves (and put a travel ban, of course). Let them work, play, etc

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
5 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion, quarantine camps are a great idea! Another idea: let find other places for the animals in the zoos and move the animals to safety, then round up these "people" and put them in the zoos!

Gigi Fox
Community Member
5 months ago

Please, don't let that fool in office get any new ideas about quarantine camps. He'd likely institute one so the economy could keep on running.

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
5 months ago

Thank you for explaining why COVID-19 vaccines aren't available yet.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago

For you lot, it looks like that’s a big YES. We’ll put on out HazMat suits, round you up, and send you to quarantine camps. Do you really want it to come to that?

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

OMG! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Erm, I do believe concentration camps were actually forced quarantine camps to start with. (Term predates WW2- examples include the US gov't using them against Native American peoples, the British using them during the Second Boer War and Cuba using them to suppress insurgents in the late 19th century).

Daria B
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Actually, while you are not wrong, the term and the practice of the quarantine is much older. It started in the Venice Republic and it literally means "a period of 40 days".

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5 months ago

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I want to party w these great american hereos

Monika Rhodes
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5 months ago

Go ahead, just stay away from sane people.

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sabocat
Community Member
5 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
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5 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
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5 months ago

that doesn't make any sense at all.

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sabocat
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5 months ago

How about dangerous tyranny?

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 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
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5 months ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

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