Conservatives protest coronavirus restrictions; Florida beaches reopen to crowds and criticism
State Republicans, libertarian parties and Infowars are protesting local coronavirus restrictions this weekend after President Trump tweeted to “liberate” their states from stay-at-home orders.
Trump’s messaging, coupled with how quickly and well-organized these planned demonstrations bubbling up in Maryland, Utah, Texas, California, Arizona, Washington state and Colorado are, show how ideology has played a role in the national opinion of closures, though early polling suggests the activists represent a minority of Americans.
One of the groups making this argument, Reopen Maryland, hosted a drive-through fake memorial service honoring “the Maryland we knew” Saturday in Annapolis. Cars blocked streets and a chorus of horns rang.
Jim Wass, an organizer and chair of the Prince George’s County Republican Party, said Gov. Larry Hogan (R) shouldn’t push back the reopening day of May …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]