VIRAL VIDEO: Healthcare Workers Bravely Block Protest

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.'”