In the words of one Pennsylvania demonstrator:
“Telling people they can’t say goodbye to a loved one who is dying? That’s tyrannical. Telling me my job is not essential means activism is absolutely essential.”
Crowd was huge! Great turn out!! pic.twitter.com/QXn6Bgcgat
— Elizabeth Louise Faddis (@elfaddis) May 15, 2020
Others censured the Pennsylvania governor for responding to coronavirus in the manner that a socialist dictator would. At the protest, various state residents held American flags, Don’t Tread On Me flags, and stood side-by-side.
Today’s protest comes after President Trump encouraged the reopening of Pennsylvania earlier this week. Trump noted that not all areas in the state have experienced the same amount of COVID-19 infections. Like the president, many Americans also take issue with the one-size-fits-all approach that so many Democrat leaders are choosing to implement.
As Democrat governors like Tom Wolf and other continue to extend shelter-in-place directives, some individuals and businesses are reopening on their own volition. Moreover, sheriffs in various blue state counties are saying they won’t enforce governors’ lockdown orders.