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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6 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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6 months ago (edited)

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

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
6 months ago

From being the "Hero" and "Highly appreciated essential medical worker" to the "filthy leftist libtard hindering me from exercising my constitutional right to spread a deadly virus" in 2 seconds flat.

Kate Johnson
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6 months ago

Yup. And it's absolutely disgusting and incredibly depressing.

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Dutch VanZandt
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6 months ago

Good on the health care workers! They know they'll be the ones having to treat the infected.

ThatREPTILEANDAMPHIBIANlover
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6 months ago

The healthcare worker like "bitch, please"

Giovanna Brandi
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6 months ago

The HEALTHCARE WORKERS are making America Great again, not these selfish disruptive self absorbed spoiled protesters. These protesters think their life is apparently more special than the rest of us.

キミ
Community Member
6 months ago

I feel so sad and furious for the healthcare workers that have to take care and protect people from those things (not human beings if you want my opinion). They know they will probably have to, some day, have to spend time taking care of one of them instead of a person that had respected the measures.

Carlo Marano
Community Member
6 months ago

That woman doesn't know anything about anything. she is a moron.

Kate Johnson
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6 months ago

@Full Name: I don't know her that well, but she's a blind devotee of Trump, and recently she's gotten more vocal about politics. She gets really nasty sometimes, and doesn't seem to have much of a filter. That's not quite right; she's got little-to-no filter when speaking/expressing herself, but she sure does when listening! She tries to censor (read: shouting over them, threatening them) anyone who doesn't buy her bullshit, and/or calls her on the stuff she says. When she says things that are so wrong on so many levels (and easily fact-checkable), your best option is silence and to not engage in any way. Don't say anything at all.

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David Brannigan
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6 months ago

What does land free mean? Are they giving it away?? Can I have some???

SF Angel
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6 months ago

I thought she misspelled “Land Ho”

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Linda HS
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6 months ago

It is them who will be taking care of you and your loved ones when you get and the sick! Morons!

Lennard de Jong
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6 months ago

Can I kick him really hard in the nuts please and pull her ass onto the hard pavement?

Mireia Dos
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6 months ago

Somebody give this health care worker a solid-gold medal, please.

Karen Klinck
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6 months ago

I'd think he'd prefer time to sleep!

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melbfk
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6 months ago

This health care guy is a double hero. Thank you!

Jacquie Gariano
Community Member
6 months ago

Nurses and doctors are putting their lives in danger to take care of stupid people like this...What happened to common sense ??

Jo Bebe
Community Member
6 months ago

Have them sign a "petition" with contact info so you know who to deny health care to !!

KateKat
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6 months ago

Hey, the woman in the 3rd picture is wearing a Scottie Pippen jersey. Go Bulls!!

Terd Fergison
Community Member
6 months ago

Kate Kat, is this sarcasm? Do you really side with people protesting stay at home orders? If it isn't sarcasm, this is the most useless and stupid comment I have ever read.

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Nick Nickson
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6 months ago

Fat brain!

Anne
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6 months ago

Standing next to someone in scrubs? well... I wouldn't be doing that.. but..

Jim Meeks
Community Member
12 hours ago

Charles Croucher must have missed the fact that the event he tweeted about was staged by CNN. That is why CNN is called the worst of fake news. Propaganda masquerading as news.

Vonny
Community Member
5 months ago

When I first saw these incredibly strong, brave souls in the medical profession(s) standing their ground against the absurdities of Republican protesters, I felt immense pride and wished I could be there with them. God Bless them for making time to take their weary bodies & minds away from their grueling medical jobs to stand up to Selfish Idiots. I hope the world sees these photos. Most of us Americans are good people. Trump lovers are not. Misguided, uneducated, selfish beings who I'd not piss on if they were burning alive. There. I've said it. Please vote against Trump this Nov. Please.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
5 months ago

This was in Denver last week. The day before "protesters" blocked entrances to hospitals until fire trucks arrived and threatened to ram them out of the way. "Protest" groups have been linked to Trump's Secretary of Education, Betsy "10 Yachts" DeVos.

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
6 months ago

the doctor aint taking non of it hes like man who let this fool out the psych ward

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
6 months ago

They should all be stamped with a permanent mark so if they end up in hospital with the virus the hospital should refuse to treat them.

Hello Dolly
Community Member
6 months ago

Too bad they can’t get a Darwin Award without the risk of killing others with their “freedom”. As some one who lives near a healthcare worker and sees the tremendous amount of effort it takes to keep from getting sick and the precautions they have to take to keep others safe this pisses me off. Drs and nurse are working 12 hr shifts trying to keep people alive right now.

Fiona Toms-Yarnton
Community Member
6 months ago

Very brave of health workers to do this.

Lisa Chambers
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6 months ago

Seems like with this pandemic emergency, they wouldnt have time to block traffic.

Geoffrey Holland
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6 months ago

She just wants airlines to be able to land their planes at airports without having to pay a fee.

Shart
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6 months ago

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And what then..these workers go right back into hospitals and infect people

Shart
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6 months ago

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You dont have the right to block off streets..its a violation of the fire codes..these hospital employees should have been arrested

Kjorn
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6 months ago

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they could be Inside taking care of patient… instead they are in the street.

Aria Whitaker
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6 months ago

And the moronic "protesters" could be INSIDE as they are supposed to be...instead they are stupidly "protesting" their right to get a dangerous lung disease....and you want to sit here and criticize the actual HERO in this pic?? Shame on you.

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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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

Stupidity is the real virus.

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Erin
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6 months ago

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

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Matthew Smith
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6 months ago

learn to spell.

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Hans
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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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6 months ago

that doesn't make any sense at all.

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sabocat
Community Member
6 months ago

How about dangerous tyranny?

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
6 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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6 months ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

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