Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Sacramento to call for the easing or lifting of California’s coronavirus stay-at-home orders, The L.A. Times reported.
They were the latest in a series of protests around the country pushing for an ease to the weeks-long social-distancing guidelines.
“I have a big problem when the government says we can’t go out,” yelled an anti-lockdown protester wearing a Trump 2020 hat. “That’s a prohibition. It’s illegal. It’s against the constitution. I’m immune-compromised. I put that at risk today cuz I gotta be here.”
“Are you scared to die?” a reporter asked the man.
“No more scared than I am for anything else,” he responded.
“I’m risking my life today,” he added. “Fine. I want you to understand this is China’s wet dream to hurt our nation. It’s their wet dream. And this is about our liberty brother.”
The reporter also caught up with one protester holding a sign that read: “Prolonged Lockdown is Slavery.”
“Prolonged lockdown basically is slavery,” said the woman while standing next to her husband wearing a red “Keep America Great” hat.
“This lockdown is basically slavery”
That’s it, I’ve heard it all now. We can’t make this type of fuckery up🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/3rCO2w2Thh
— Jimmy ✊🏾 (@Jwheels_74) April 22, 2020