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Arizona Rally Ends With Protesters Joining Hands, Touching While Singing ‘Amazing Grace’

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Arizona Rally Ends With Protesters Joining Hands, Touching While Singing ‘Amazing Grace’




About 500 people gathered at the Arizona state Capitol on Sunday afternoon for a rally calling on Governor Doug Ducey to end the state’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

A majority of the protesters, who were seen holding American flags and wearing President Donald Trump merchandise, did not wear face masks or gloves.

Near the end of the re-open rally, the speaker urged the audience to join hands and touch each other while they sang “Amazing Grace.”



One man who attended the rally held a sign offering to give free hugs to rally attendees, asking them to “Give me all your germs.”

“The best way to fight for freedom is with love,” said Phoenix-area resident Zhani Doka. “I like hugs…I want to bring back the ability to show affection, I think that is a horrible consequence of this pandemic ’cause we can’t hug each other anymore.”




Arizona Central reported that “few people wore masks or stood 6 feet apart” while others “hugged each other and kids played together.”

Arizona cases of COVID-19 now exceed 8,600, with 362 known deaths, according to state data on Sunday.





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