[Text/Observer Network Xu Lei] The surge in unemployment, unsustainable daily expenses, and a life without parties... Americans under the "home isolation order" are no longer able to live in their homes. They started last week. With slogans, flags, and even guns, they took to the streets to protest and surround the State Capitol.
As Trump launched three consecutive pushes on April 17 to "liberate Minnesota"; "liberate Michigan"; "liberate Virginia", such protests have spread to the east coast of the United States. More than a dozen states on the west coast.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report on April 20, local time, protesters in at least 18 states have taken to the streets to oppose the state government’s home quarantine order. They blocked roads and sounded car horns. , And some surrounded the State Capitol. Protests across the country vary in scale, from dozens of protesters in Virginia and Oregon to Michigan and HuashengThousands of people gathered in Dun State.
The organizers of these protests are mostly conservatives, Trump supporters, and gun-supporting activists. But not all protesters belonged to a certain organization, and many were angry just because they were unemployed due to the quarantine order.
As of last week, the total number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the United States has exceeded 22 million.
The state where the protest broke out: BBC
Last week, large and small protests broke out in Ohio, North Carolina and other places. Until last Wednesday (15th), a protest called "Operation Congestion" in MichiganThe climax was when thousands of conservative protesters surrounded the city center, and some even gathered in front of the State Capitol with guns.
On the 15th, some protesters in Michigan held guns Photo source with various flags: social media
Trump announced the "three-step resumption of work" model on the 16th, stating that on the basis of each state's own decision, partial resumption of work will begin on May 1 at the earliest. But the next day (17th), Trump issued three consecutive tweets calling for "liberation of Minnesota"; "liberation of Michigan"; "liberation of Virginia". His move was considered to be on the side of the protesters. For those who oppose "social distancing"support.
Today, protests of all sizes have spread in the United States.
Video/observer network Zheng Binghao
According to a Reuters report on April 20, local time, on the 19th, Approximately 2,500 people gathered in the Washington State Capitol to protest the quarantine order of Democratic Governor Jay Inslee.
Screenshot of the Washington State protest video
According to NBC News local radio station wandtv local time April 19 According to a Japanese report, on the 18th, protesters in Illinois went to the State Capitol to protest the home isolation order. California’s "work from home order" has been in force for more than a month and will remain effective until further notice.
With slogans, waving flags, and honking the car horn, they called for the time to "reopen this country." They also chanted "All workers are necessary", "Freedom is necessary" and "Open my country", etc. Slogan.
Source of Illinois protesters : NBC News
According to a report from San Francisco local news media KRON4 on April 20, local time, hundreds of people were in California in Sacramento that day State Capitol, protesting against Governor Gavin Newsom's order to work from home. Protesters said they thought the order was too extreme and caused too much damage to the economy.
Video displayAccording to reports, people gathered in front of the Capitol, most of them holding signs and not wearing masks. Those who drove to protest held signs and honked their horns in the car.
Source of the protest scene: Fox News reporter Twitter
A protester angrily said to reporters: "My five children are all unemployed, and I want my job back!"p>
According to a report from the Arizona Republic on April 20, local time, hundreds of people gathered near the Arizona State Capitol and demanded Republican Governor Doug Ducey. Order to stop working from home. At the scene, American flags and Trump’s campaign supplies were everywhere. People poured into the square, butLater, they marched across the street to the State Capitol, demanding that the company reopen and allow employees to return to work.
On the day before (19th), protests also took place in Arizona. About 100 cars circumvented the square. People honked their horns and held up protest slogans, demanding that companies reopen.
Screenshot of the Arizona protest video j
The State Capitol is surrounded by protesters and more than that, as well as Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Connecticut.
According to a recording obtained by the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), on the 20th, the governors of Michigan and North Carolina expressed their hope that Pence was in a video conference with Vice President Pence on detection issues. Can reiterate the need to maintain social distancing.
Screenshot of ABC report
Michigan Governor and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer said that she understands that people in the state are becoming more and more frustrated and hopes to "follow the fine traditions of American demonstrations (the wonderful American tradition), but it is too dangerous to do so.
Pence stated that the government will "express its views and will continue to reiterate this." He told the governors that the governor is the one who decides "when and how" to start relaxing social distancing rules.
However, Trump has recently expressed support for protesters directly or indirectly. 17th After tweeting the "liberation" of the three states, he told reporters on the 18th that some governors were "unreasonable" and the governor of Michigan imposed some "crazy" restrictions.
On the 19th, Tron Pu also stated that the protesters "love our country" and "hope to go back to work".
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