The Denverite reports:
Not six feet nor six inches apart in many cases, hundreds of people have gathered downtown near the Capitol building in Denver to protest Colorado’s stay-home order, currently set to expire on April 26.
The event, dubbed “Operation Gridlock,” followed a similar demonstration in Michigan and comes as some Colorado communities are chafing against the social distancing measures implemented by Gov. Jared Polis in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, which has so far infected thousands of Coloradans and killed more than 400.
In addition to those demonstrating out in the open, cars drove by honking, some trailing American flags, adding to the number of protesters, although at a distance. Other signs included “Your ‘health’ does not supercede my right” and “I would rather risk coronavirus than socialism.”
The Daily Mail reports:
A group of healthcare workers stood in the street, clad in their scrubs and face masks, to counter-protest the calls for re-opening, silently obstructing cars as they drove down towards the Capitol. Photographs captured the nurses standing in front of a number of vehicles, staring back at the drivers with their arms crossed, refusing to move under a cacophony of horns and heckles.
Many protesters wore hats and t-shirts in support of President Trump. President Trump appeared to praise the actions of the protesters during his Sunday White House briefing, despite the demonstrations defying state stay-at-home orders. “I’ve seen the people. I’ve seen interviews of the people. These are great people, Trump said. “They’ve got cabin fever. They want their lives back.'”
“Go to China!” yells the American trying to kill Americans at the American trying to save Americans.
Propaganda is a drug that lasts longer than meth. pic.twitter.com/KeoeXeQwMZ
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 20, 2020
— Mitchell Byars (@mitchellbyars) April 20, 2020
Nurses counter-protesting the social distancing protest in Denver is precisely the kind of gangsta sh*t that I am here for.
(📷 by Alyson McClaran) pic.twitter.com/Vi9baWi1X6
— Scott Charles (@TheScottCharles) April 20, 2020
Incredible images of two nurses who launched a counter protest by standing in front of a car parade of protestors in Denver (via Alyson McClaran) pic.twitter.com/PgR74Sj5QE
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) April 20, 2020
— TheReal Truther (@thereal_truther) April 19, 2020
This picture my god.
An anti-lockdown protester in Denver, Colorado, heckling a healthcare worker who had blocked traffic as a counter-protest to the hundreds out to defy social distancing and the state’s stay-at-home orders.
— Alex Stay At Home Cadier (@alexcadier) April 19, 2020
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) April 19, 2020
Hundreds gathered at the steps of the State Capitol Sunday to protest Colorado’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, which protesters argue is an overreach of the state’s authority https://t.co/5PHLnhaRy3
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) April 19, 2020