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!

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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
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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.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

True communism has never been practiced in the form we recognize it as today. It’s just tyranny, not communism. Thank you for educating. Do they even know liberty does not mean personal comfort or doing whatever the hell they want?

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JK Rowling
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5 months ago

Your death? You mean OUR death

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
5 months ago

Just so you know, I’m not talking to you JK Rowling, I just want my comment seen. Don’t you dare quote Patrick Henry, he did more for this country than 300,000 of these protesters ever could. You have liberty, liberty that Patrick Henry and others fought and risked their lives for, and you dare complain that the government is restricting your “freedom” in an attempt you are making futile to save your miserable life.

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Mark
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5 months ago

Death will come to all of us, it's up to you if you want to face it right now or put it off for a bit longer.

Diver Driver
Community Member
5 months ago

I think that is what they are saying. Free choice. Being a Libertarian I feel that it should be choice. But having said that many people have no common sense so they need to be told.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
5 months ago

Social distancing is communism... that says it all....Coming next "Solidarity is Slavery"

Jace
Community Member
5 months ago

The same people who act like progressives are pushing for authoritarianism are the ones who actively walk around gaslighting us with lies and anti-intellectual, anti-science, antisocial bullshit, just to serve their own special interests (usually hardline religion, misogyny, social control, and bigotry). In other words, they’re constantly projecting their own intellectual crimes onto their sociopolitical adversaries because they know nothing else but to presume their opponents think the same way (and will therefore use lies and cheating to attain their goals).

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Justine Kingmaker
Community Member
5 months ago

These are pre-made signs, paid for by the GOP, NRA and other anti-Vaxxer organizations. This is documented already. Yes, these signs were made the the same people.

Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

Touching before marriage is communism

Jace
Community Member
5 months ago

Sadly, they’re also anti-sex, so... they probably would use your joke unironically.

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Adit Danhorn
Community Member
5 months ago

person on left, do you even know what communism is? person on right, were giving you death.

Jace
Community Member
5 months ago

Person on eight: No, they’re choosing it and dragging others with them.

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Carmen Stanca
Community Member
5 months ago

As a citizen of a former Communist state, let me tell you in plain words even YOU will understand: BULL...T!

Ozzy Mopsbourne
Community Member
5 months ago

So, death for her I guess?

Annabeth Chase
Community Member
5 months ago

Careful what you wish for.

Natalie KS
Community Member
5 months ago

The point this post makes is that the writing and design is the same on two different signs, held by two different women, perhaps in two different cities or states. Everyone is debating what the signs say, rather than their unnerving similarity.

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
5 months ago

You just might get your wish..

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
5 months ago

The fart-head in the left photo probably is totally clueless as to what Communism really is. To her, it's anything that she doesn't like. Communism has never worked, but you can't just go around stamping the hammer and sickle on anything you don't agree with.

MoodyBlue
Community Member
5 months ago

These two karens would be nice test subjects for a time machine back to 1930's Germany.

Ila Chakravarthy
Community Member
4 months ago

You WILL get death the way you're going.

Catherine Todd
Community Member
4 months ago

Jim Jones, move over and make room for two more... CORONAVIRUS, DO YOU JOB AND SAVE US ALL!

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
5 months ago

are u friggin kidding

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
5 months ago

she asking for the death all im going to say is be careful for what you wish for

Jace
Community Member
5 months ago

Astroturfing. Provide naive, ignorant, paranoid, and irrational people with slogans and signs, point them in your direction of preference, and push.

Timothy Rogers
Community Member
5 months ago

Good enough--I would never stand next to a dumb-ass wearing a flag halter anyway

Mike McKelley
Community Member
5 months ago

Your wish for "Death" may well find you before the cure for Cov-19 does.

BobbyK
Community Member
5 months ago

The woman on the right, give her COVID 19, and watch her die.

Stephen Joslyn
Community Member
5 months ago

Stupid people make the best stupid signs!

Cici Qiu
Community Member
5 months ago

"Give me liberty or give me death" huh. Do you mean: "Give me death or safeness"?

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
5 months ago

I choose death for you.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
5 months ago

I'll give you death - if those are the choices. Then when this is all over, I'll enjoy my liberty again.

Fran Stateler
Community Member
5 months ago

Somebody give that lady DEATH. Better isolate her first so no one falls victim to her idiocy.

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
5 months ago

Lol.. ‘give me liberty or give me death’ is actually A quote from a medieval poet.. but I bet this lady didn’t know that..

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
5 months ago

Made famous by Patrick Henry in the American Revolution, but this lady probably thinks she invented it

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Andrea
Community Member
5 months ago

Do we still want to contest communism with this capitalism?

Jia Kia
Community Member
5 months ago

And communism is actually supposed to be good until one man flipped the tables.

Jia Kia
Community Member
5 months ago

communism is better than death! And communism isn't that bad, it's just a way to govern.

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
5 months ago

Say that to the doctor and nurse, at the hospital, when you're flat on your back and dying. Maybe they will live longer not treating you. Fool.

Doug Bailey
Community Member
5 months ago

Interesting that the signs are the same writing style. She's right, death is the option, if it was only her, no problem.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
5 months ago

Some people were not paying attention in world history class.

Zhaoheng Liu
Community Member
5 months ago

If they give you liberty right now you will still die.

Roger Bird
Community Member
5 months ago

Astro-turfing is trying to make a protest look like it is grassroots when in fact it is funded by some rich dude.

melbfk
Community Member
5 months ago

Looking closely, it looks like the same person made both the signs. Keep taking liberties like that and you might get your wish and give it to others, too.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

Careful what you wish for.

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

Go clean out the bedpans and rooms people are dying in. Help the morgue out. Don't get other's sick.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
5 months ago

Well little blonde girl, since to give you liberty would put innocents at risk...

BUMMERS
Community Member
5 months ago

Those signs were almost certainly made by the same person. Could be the same group, or could indicate a centralized source promoting these 'spur of the moment' gatherings.

Jacquie Gariano
Community Member
5 months ago

Ask and you shall recieve....I hope

Arif Sadik
Community Member
5 months ago

the virus may give you death

Bert DiVietri
Community Member
5 months ago

Kristen Wiig looks PISSED! Ha ha ha ha

Sue Sanders
Community Member
5 months ago

Since you've offered a choice - I'll give you death. Liberty doesn't include endangerment of other people's - or other non-human beings' - lives. How is your life better than that of any other living being? Give a stupid answer, I'll give back a scientific one.

Marion Robinson
Community Member
5 months ago

How about the protesters give you Covid19

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
5 months ago

Death is on its way lady. Just keep sucking the virus in while you are shouting like a fool.

Mireia Dos
Community Member
5 months ago

Then death it is.

Tony Drake
Community Member
5 months ago

😷🙄😵😵😵😲😲😲😲😷

Rhys Cernunnos
Community Member
5 months ago

Communism does not equate to social distancing. Give that bitch COVID-19, it's the same as a death sentence... since she doesn't know one thing about what liberty is as she already has it.

Karin Gibson
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is working for the good of humanity a bad thing????

Burtine Kendall
Community Member
5 months ago

Unfortunately there are no laws against stupid.

Kitu's Junkyard
Community Member
5 months ago

Beep bop boo bop the virus obviously doesn't exist, go back to border thingy

brandon sat
Community Member
5 months ago

could these signs be photoshopped with the same font?

Kjorn
Community Member
5 months ago

i'll give you death glady if i had a death note

Stuart Beatty
Community Member
5 months ago

How about liberty AND death? Is that what you want?

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Mark
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5 months ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

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