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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
5 months ago

Stupidity is the real virus.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

That, and willful ignorance.

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

Can't argue with the basic principle of this one... though trusted, legitimate media sources are exempted.

Matthew Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

There is a grain of truth here, One UK national newspaper, who I will not name, are doing their very best to try and scare the shit of people by publishing some very questionable material.

Knoet 2007
Community Member
5 months ago

They are both real

sh
Community Member
5 months ago

This isn't untrue... there can be more than one virus.

M Adams
Community Member
5 months ago

Never needed ventilators for media virus

Al Jones
Community Member
5 months ago

If she's talking about Foxnews or the Daily Mail I'd be inclined to agree.

Jason S
Community Member
5 months ago

Right but they are depending on the media to make sure people see their sign

mummy pig
Community Member
5 months ago

No, people like you are the virus

Don Flynn
Community Member
5 months ago

morons

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago

Should have the word "Social" instead of "The" at the beginning ;)

Molly Block
Community Member
5 months ago

Another Trumper.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

And by the look of this couple, also possibly voting quite against their own best interests.

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Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
5 months ago

you are the real virus

SBW71
Community Member
5 months ago

True

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
5 months ago

I had one of these idiots behind me in a line—he’d been to 3 protests so far, and claimed the media was blowing it all out of proportion. He didn’t know what to say when I told him my husband works for the Indiana Department of Health in the labs for over 30 years and this is the worst he’s ever seen.

Joyce Deering
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes, Kelly. They never want to hear the truth.

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rehabisforquitters
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5 months ago

Someone told her to say that. She's too young to know any better.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

She could be in her 30s.

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Lacey Heward
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, yeah. Let's hope so. We need that news to go viral! And your point is???

Kevin Hickey
Community Member
5 months ago

What is "The Media"? The idea that "The Media" is one large entity is completely simple minded.

Jim Ellington
Community Member
5 months ago

Since you asked, "the media" is plural for "the medium". This sign uses the wrong tense of verb for a plural, but referring to the media as an "it" is well-entrenched in the vernacular. Nitpickers don't seem to have such a problem when terms such as "Hollywood" or "Big Pharma" are used, do they?

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Nick Nickson
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor kid. She is so young that even her brain didn't grow up yet.

George Hudacko
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes Fox news!

Jo Choto
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s all fun and games until you get sick and die.

melbfk
Community Member
5 months ago

You can disagree with the media but I don't think it can kill you.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
5 months ago

Media are not inventing news, they are reporting news - facts, truth. Why aren't you concerned about social media, where every hateful moron can post any absolutely false statements and made up accusations? By the way, major media and news papers are owned by big corporations.

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
5 months ago

OMG

Alan LeMire
Community Member
5 months ago

This one is fairly accurate

i0ana
Community Member
5 months ago

Thats actually kinda true -_-

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
Community Member
4 months ago

your idiocy is the real virus

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

And what about the sickness? Get your friggin mask on, girl!

Jaybird3939
Community Member
4 months ago

So happy to be getting this little bit of attention. What a bunch of pathetic whiners.

Timothy Rogers
Community Member
4 months ago

stupidity is also apparently hereditary

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Only in that it’s indoctrinated.

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Lynn Ruth Greyling
Community Member
4 months ago

That translates to people being viruses...get the point?

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, until your grandmother dies. Ignorant twat.

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
5 months ago

... like really?? I mean it’s kind of spot on.. but has no real relevance.. so WTF??

Natalie Welday
Community Member
5 months ago

If you listen to the news to much thats the real virus

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
5 months ago

This is accurate as well.

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

Media Does not tell truth. Why would everyone be wearing masks before us? Stupidity. Where is Free contraceptives at and ' sterilize all these stupid people

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

Cant cure stupid.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes you can: early childhood education for critical thinking skills.

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Cathy Topping
Community Member
5 months ago

I guess some people will say anything for attention. Don’t think they won’t run to the hospital when they come down with it

Brenda Bratley
Community Member
5 months ago

How about Your Are The Virus’?!

Jacquie Gariano
Community Member
5 months ago

Stupid can't be cured.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes it can: early childhood education for critical thinking skills.

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Lennard de Jong
Community Member
5 months ago

Trailer trash.

M Dream
Community Member
5 months ago

that's true

Shart
Community Member
5 months ago

Preach on sister..preach on

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
5 months ago

We should say that the last name of these folks is "Media"

Linda HS
Community Member
5 months ago

We deserve what's coming!

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
5 months ago

this sign I can agree with.

Roger Bird
Community Member
5 months ago

Vitamin D deficiency is the real pandemic. Haven't you ever wondered why flu season is always during the winter? Haven't you ever wondered why I DON'T EVER GET SICK.

Donna deVos
Community Member
5 months ago

The world is starting to see the stupidity that is the new Trump America

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

STARTING????

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Jim Ellington
Community Member
5 months ago

Sperm is the real virus.

Orionpax75
Community Member
5 months ago

No your jeans is the real virus and that Dora the explorer haircut....also you look funny....hmmmm....I'm gonna call ICE on you lmaoooo

Pansy Parkinson
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5 months ago

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That signs the truth. The media is making the virus seem worse than it is. Its just a little bit bigger the Pneumonia. Stupidity is the people that believe the media.

Up All Night
Community Member
5 months ago

How can it be worse than death? For those who died, it had the mortality rate of 100%. Those people wouldn't have died without Covid-19. We don't need this virus on top of the seasonal flu and pneumonia. It is very distasteful to belittle the number of deaths.

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Erin
Community Member
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!

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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
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).

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

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