Protesters from all over the country assembled over the last few days to voice their displeasure to stay-at-home orders as economic conditions deteriorate. Despite decrees from their governors to stay at home, Americans organized protests demanding an end to the coronavirus lockdown.
Over the past week, protests have erupted across the country — from California to Colorado to Texas to Michigan to Ohio to New Jersey. Residents from blue states and red states have demonstrated their desire to get out of their homes and return to their jobs.
An estimated 500 people gathered in downtown San Clemente on Sunday to publicly object to California's state-mandated stay-at-home order. This is the same place where the city government dumped 37 tons of sand into a skate park in order to prevent kids from skating.
Happening Now in San Clemente California #GavinNewsomFreeOurState https://t.co/S4ABEb14uJ— Pinklight (@Pinklight)1587328756.0
At least 200 people showed up for the "Freedom Rally" in San Diego on Saturday.
#FoxNews San Diego Freedom Rally. https://t.co/KDL8m1oRdL— Edward Thibodo (@Edward Thibodo)1587245465.0
On Friday, more than 200 Californians gathered in Huntington Beach for the "March for Freedom" event to protest against Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home orders.
Protesters in Huntington Beach, Calif., demanded Gov. Gavin Newsom open up the state's economy and ease restrictionâ�¦ https://t.co/RKlPQJGrK7— Globalnews.ca (@Globalnews.ca)1587249712.0
Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in downtown Denver near the Capitol building to protest Colorado's stay-home order. The act of defiance was dubbed as "Operation Gridlock."
Denver today Gridlock protest to free Colorado! https://t.co/iQ7pbajI7X— Pedro The Poor Boy (@Pedro The Poor Boy)1587322624.0
At a demonstration outside of Kentucky's capitol in Frankfort on Friday, protestors shouted, "We want to work!" The protesters demanded for Gov. Andy Beshear (D) to "open up Kentucky."
Protestors yelling outside @GovAndyBeshearâ��s press room. â��Facts over fearâ�� they also yell https://t.co/ASfyE7Kigl— Matt Stone (@Matt Stone)1586987152.0
On Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered in Annapolis for the "Reopen Maryland" rally to demand Gov. Larry Hogan (R) lift stay-at-home restrictions. Many drove in their vehicles and honked their horns as their form of civil disobedience.
The #ReopenMaryland protest is beginning in Annapolis. You can hear a chorus of cars honking their horns in supportâ�¦ https://t.co/GkwMla7arz— Jess Arnold (@Jess Arnold)1587224946.0
In Friday's "Operation Gridlock" protest in Lansing, Michigan, an estimated 4,000 demonstrators displayed their ire for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), and her restrictive stay-at-home order. Whitmer threatened to extend stay-at-home orders if the people continued to engage in "irresponsible actions," such as protests.
MUST SEE: Quite a scene in Lansing, Michigan as people protest the state's stay-at-home order. @WOODTV'sâ�¦ https://t.co/00o8pAP9oz— Austin Kellerman (@Austin Kellerman)1586965145.0
Waving their American flags, several hundred protesters gathered outside the home of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday demanding that the state re-open.
Almost no masks and no regard for social distancing guidelines outside of the Governorâ��s Residence. @MPRnews https://t.co/8aMLHSHYzA— Evan Frost (@Evan Frost)1587143715.0
On Saturday, a few hundred people organized outside the New Hampshire State House in an effort to convince politicians to re-open the state. Protesters held signs that read: "Live Free or Die," "Restore Jobs," and "Kiss My Constitution."
trump says he's watched the protests and people were all 6 feet apart. This was Concord New Hampshire yesterday. https://t.co/YHPU9KFEVs— James Michael Sama (@James Michael Sama)1587338647.0
A New Jersey woman who organized an anti-lockdown protest in Newark on Friday was charged with violating Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) stay-at-home orders.
On Tuesday, a rally was staged outside of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh where protesters demanded that Gov. Roy Cooper (D) allow businesses to reopen. One woman was detained.
One woman is being detained and placed into a police car @WNCN https://t.co/NSdqMN7zC8— Michael Hyland (@Michael Hyland)1586882296.0
In Columbus, demonstrators congregated outside the statehouse, where they pressured the governor to reopen the state for business. Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said he was not opposed to protests as long as demonstrators did not violate social distancing guidelines.
@ColumbusPolice and @OSHP covered a peaceful protest today. Thanks to all of our officers and troopers who helped oâ�¦ https://t.co/3lTbSJVF6i— Columbus Police Zone 5 (@Columbus Police Zone 5)1587238551.0
There was a "Liberate" rally at the governor's mansion and Capitol building in Austin on Thursday. Protesters chanted, "Let us work," "We are essential," and "Open Texas Up."
Scenes from today's protest at the Governor's mansion and Capitol building in Austin, TX Protestors chanted "Let Uâ�¦ https://t.co/rCgKZHgc08— Savanah Hernandez (@Savanah Hernandez)1587068422.0
There were also chants of "Fire Fauci!" A message to President Donald Trump to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the lead health members of the White House coronavirus task force.
Chant of â��Fire Fauci!â�� https://t.co/Vj4aQhtQs7— Manny Fernandez (@Manny Fernandez)1587231290.0
On Friday, more than 1,000 people showed up at the Salt Lake City & County Building for the "Utah Business Revival" rally.
Large turn out at #UtahBusinessRevival rally... Organizers say they want to show unity & small businesses to decideâ�¦ https://t.co/oEhaf3sboV— Garna Mejia KSL (@Garna Mejia KSL)1587252788.0