Texas Lockdown Protesters Chant “Fire Fauci” [VIDEO]

The Austin Statesman reports:

Protesters gathered Saturday afternoon at the state Capitol in Austin to demand that Gov. Greg Abbott reopen Texas for business. The “You Can’t Close America” rally was held to protest state and federal mandates to close certain businesses and enforce social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The rally was promoted by Owen Shroyer of InfoWars, the Austin-based conspiracy-touting website. Shroyer told his online audiences last week that coronavirus was part of a scheme by the Chinese to undermine President Donald Trump’s reelection, and the overwhelmed hospitals in New York are “propaganda.”

Click2Houston reports:

The Texas protest, which also included anti-vaccine activists, was organized by Owen Shroyer, a host of Infowars, which is a part of a company owned by conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones. Shroyer also broadcast a small protest earlier this week outside the governor’s mansion in Texas.

Jones joined protesters on the Capitol steps on Saturday and was quickly surrounded by his fans. He is being sued in Austin for using his show to promote the false conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.