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.

#1

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

beyerstein Report

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago

No not the virus, just a bunch of loons!

View More Replies...
View more comments

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.

#2

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

ccroucher9 Report

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

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

View more comments

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.

#3

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

AP Report

Don Flynn
Community Member
5 months ago

someone please give this tRump twat COVID-19, please

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago

Then put him in a bubble so he doesn’t infect the rest of us.

Load More Replies...
Bobert Robertson
Community Member
5 months ago

I love how in a lot of these people there are people protesting that are still wearing N95 masks

ThatREPTILEANDAMPHIBIANlover
Community Member
5 months ago

They just want to seem cool, but it makes em seem like what they are

Load More Replies...
Tracey Hirt
Community Member
5 months ago

That doesn't even make sense. "Give me Liberty OR give me COVID-19?" By violating the quarantine order, aren't they getting their "liberty" AND COVID-19? I mean, along with the hundreds of others they will infect.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah it’s not a XOR type of or.

Load More Replies...
Cynthia Baughman
Community Member
5 months ago

I am continually surprised by the complete ignorance of some people! Not only can they get it, but can infect others that are innocent of this garbage!! I am still astonished at the idiocy of some human beings!! No wonder I like animals so much more!! Lol!!

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

Me too. I commented on Big Lots about distance and would be closed down in PA. I offended because I said I want the CEO to go in. Could not figure out what was offensive. The CEO of Big Lots shouldd join them Poor peope dying because of stupidity. this will be erased. I texted CEO. oops

Load More Replies...
sneakcollector
Community Member
5 months ago

Please give him Covid19...

Melusine
Community Member
5 months ago

That doesn't make any sense. Liberty would give him covid

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
5 months ago

A lot of right-wing B.S. doesn't make any sense. Quite a few of these people think Earth is flat and/or only 6000 to 10,000 years old.

Load More Replies...
WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

* Give me liberty AND give me Covid 19!* There , I fixed it for you...

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

He’s not too concerned about the plutocratic oligarchy that’s taken away much of our liberty, though, is he? You know, the corporatism and obsession with wealth that Trump represents and feeds...

Load More Replies...
Viviane
Community Member
5 months ago

Why choose? You can have both!

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

Give you liberty and give others who you infect by your irresponsible, selfish behaviour a possible death sentence. Noice! (as fictional NYPD Detective Jake Peralta would say)

Sean Reynolds
Community Member
5 months ago

Get both for price of one!

Nick Nickson
Community Member
5 months ago

Too bad that there is no virus which KILLS STUPID PEOPLE, or make them INFERTILE.

Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

I guess you've never heard of viral youtube challenges?

Load More Replies...
Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
5 months ago

If they all caught it they would still call for their right to be free, they would be free in death sure enough

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
5 months ago

well you, sir, are getting both evidently

Linda HS
Community Member
5 months ago

Can somebody cough on him?

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
5 months ago

All right! Go for it goofy.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

hahaha goofy lol

Load More Replies...
Katinka Min
Community Member
5 months ago

We would love to give that to you. Unfortunately, you are spreading this shit to others, more vulnerable than you. SO we need to give them the freedom to be safe from your idiocy.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

Here. You can have all of it. Give some to your protesting pals. If you know anyone protesting quarantine and you value your lives, prove it.

CincyReds
Community Member
5 months ago

Idiot is the only word that come to mind for this asshole, oh and asshole

Duncan
Community Member
5 months ago

Do you think someone just gave him this sign, or did he actually read it.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, remember, you asked! No complaining after we give you the virus!

i0ana
Community Member
5 months ago

What i would do is a database with all this ppl who think they are above the law and should not stay home... and once they get to ER,or any medical facility to get help bcs they got sick,ill refuse to treat them. :/

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Be my guest!

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
5 months ago

I mean if you insist...

Beeps
Community Member
5 months ago

As you wish.

sabocat
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh if the choice was so simple...

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
5 months ago

I think you can get both, mate. They're most definitely not mutually exclusive.

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
5 months ago

Can I kick the living shit outta this fool please?

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

No. Violence helps nothing.

Load More Replies...
Leodavinci
Community Member
5 months ago

He'll probably get both.

Stille20
Community Member
5 months ago

You mean "and" because that is what will happen.

Guido Pisano
Community Member
5 months ago

why not both?

CR Harvey
Community Member
5 months ago

It's coming....

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
5 months ago

Just wow! I wonder what's happening in their heads as they create stupid signs like that. Either you're a complete dimwit or just a severe asshole, but I guess, judging the crowd he's running with, we have both here.

Giovanni SANCHEZ
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s kinda weird because if you get freedom you get COVID so... 2 for 1

4EVER PANDA
Community Member
5 months ago

you can have your covid-19, you asked.

kitty_player 03
Community Member
5 months ago

that can easily be arranged...

Rhys Cernunnos
Community Member
5 months ago

Give him COVID-19... since the actual phrase is "give me liberty or give me death". He wants death, he can have it.

Star-Light Star-Bright
Community Member
5 months ago

Okay

Ninja Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

well sir you're about to get quarantine!

Marcus Stalder
Community Member
5 months ago

Uh, not an either/or situation, actually.

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

🤦🏽‍♀️

Kateryna
Community Member
4 months ago

And if he gets COVID-19, he will definitely go to the "if you are sick still come" rally.

Roy Phillips
Community Member
4 months ago

It's not that I'm concerned about whether or not he gets the covid, I'm concerned about the innocent by-standers he'll give it to...

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

This is what so few people comprehend. They keep saying “Darwin award” but it’s the total opposite. These fucktards are causing systemic harm, not removing only themselves. Also, stupidity isn’t genetic.

Load More Replies...
Ginny Weasley
Community Member
4 months ago

How about both!!!

Natalie Welday
Community Member
4 months ago

this is confusing on all levels

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

I think this moron might be dumber than Trump...….if that's possible.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

No. They’re probably very similar levels of self-important nationalist delusion.

Load More Replies...
Brenda Bratley
Community Member
5 months ago

That can be arranged, the Covid part! Lame brain!

Jacquie Gariano
Community Member
5 months ago

Hope so

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
5 months ago

Keep it up, you might just get both. Please stay at home...

Marion Robinson
Community Member
5 months ago

I agree Don Flynn...

Silvia Riemenschneider
Community Member
5 months ago

Why "or"?

Ken Richey
Community Member
5 days ago

i DoNt NeEd A mAsK

Yehudit Hannah Cohn
Community Member
4 months ago

I think he means to write "and", not "or".

Steve Cruz
Community Member
4 months ago

Across the nation, reporters wearing masks and eye protection have asked "protesters" where they want to go that they can't. No answers yet, but one can audibly hear the hamster wheels in their heads spinning.

Catherine Todd
Community Member
4 months ago

CORONAVIRUS, DO YOUR JOB! And save us from the bad actors & lunatics that abound. You know who they are!

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
Community Member
4 months ago

you guys heard him! come, on! someone give the supporter of the dumptruck the virus!

Dennis Blanchard
Community Member
4 months ago

I'll vote for a good dose of Covid-19 for this guy

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
4 months ago

someone please give this idiot twat COVID-19, please.

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
4 months ago

Now that’s a stupid sign if I have ever seen one.. that’s just pleading to catch the virus..

Stan Chung
Community Member
4 months ago

u can both

Mary Hurst
Community Member
5 months ago

Anyone else kinda hoping he gets it, and health care workers refuse to help him?

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Healthcare workers aren’t usually about exclusivity. That’s the pharmaceutical, “insurance” companies, and the others setting insane prices for healthcare.

Load More Replies...
Jo Choto
Community Member
5 months ago

I vote for the latter.

melbfk
Community Member
5 months ago

Oops... how'd that guy with a mask get there?

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
5 months ago

Give me librium or give me meth...

Fred Burrows
Community Member
5 months ago

k

Mangle the Fox
Community Member
5 months ago

okay i'll give you covid 19 you idiot

Shart
Community Member
5 months ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Wow doug someone got your panties in a wad

View More Replies...
View more comments

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."

#4

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

Sergio Flores Report

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

lovesoulflower Report

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

kharyp Report

Mark
Community Member
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!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

seanissan Report

Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Stupidity is the real virus.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

momma_by_the_bay Report

Erin
Community Member
5 months ago

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

View more comments
#9

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

Nicholas Kamm Report

Matthew Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

learn to spell.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

seanissan Report

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!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

seanissan Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#12

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

seanissan Report

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
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).

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

AP Report

Matthew Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

that doesn't make any sense at all.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

Nicholas Kamm Report

sabocat
Community Member
5 months ago

How about dangerous tyranny?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

punicgoddess Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Reopen-Protests-Us-Signs

momma_by_the_bay Report

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

View More Replies...
View more comments