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  • Tampa Rally Turns Violent, Gas Station Torched, Stores Looted

    05/30/2020 10:44:39 PM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | S'Ann Lawrence White
    A rally in north Tampa turned violent when protesters torched a gas station, looted stores and launched bottle rockets toward police.
  • Michigan Freedom Rally - Public Hair Cuts - LIVE

    05/20/2020 10:26:27 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 49 replies
    Facebook ^ | 5-20-2020 | Livestream
    LIVE STREAM of the Michigan protest at the State capitol building - hair cut rebellion! Police getting involved.
  • (Michigan) Protesters gather in Lansing for rally against Whitmer's stay at home order

    05/14/2020 7:04:15 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 111 replies
    13 ABC News ^ | May 14, 2020 | Staff
    LANSING, Mich. — Protesters gathered at the Michigan State Capitol building Thursday, May 14 for a rally against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay at home order. The demonstration started at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until 1 p.m. Michigan State Police tweeted around the start time that protesters began to gather and the crowd was about 150 people. They had "no issues to report."
  • ‘We need to confront that power’: Another COVID-19 lockdown protest will hit Pa.’s Capitol on Friday

    05/13/2020 12:49:56 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    pennlive ^ | 13 May A.D. 2020 | Matt Miller
    Thunderstorms are in the forecast for Harrisburg on Friday, but a storm of another sort will hit the state Capitol at noon. For the second time in less than a month, ReOpen PA and other groups from in and outside Pennsylvania that oppose Gov. Tom Wolf’s virtual lockdown of the state over the coronavirus pandemic will rally on and around the Capitol grounds. It is part of a nationwide phenomenon, a backlash against virus-related business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders that locally is receiving more than tacit support from elected officials, including county commissioners and law enforcement leaders, usually of a...
  • It's On! PA Governor Wolf Declares War on his own citizens.

    05/11/2020 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Ikemeister · 97 replies
    The Franklin County Journal ^ | May 11 2020 | Dwight D. Weidman
    The revolt by a dozen or more Pennsylvania counties who are opening up their businesses against the dictatorial edicts of Democrat Governor Tom Wolf has apparently thrown him into a blind rage, which was further exacerbated by a Tweet from President Trump in support of Pennsylvania patriots and a news conference by State Senator and gubernatorial aspirant Doug Mastriano, in which he called for the resignation of the incompetent Health Secretary Rachel Levine. Wolf attacked business owners who reopen from coronavirus shutdowns before they are allowed and the politicians who have encouraged them, calling them “cowardly”, threatening serious consequences to...
  • Citywide Daily Protest Rallies - Bothell, WA

    05/08/2020 5:43:01 PM PDT · by DennisR · 9 replies
    May 8, 2020 | DennisR
    Daily Protest Rallies - Bothell, WA
  • TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot

    05/06/2020 3:16:06 PM PDT · by TheMom · 157 replies
    Myself | 05/06/2020 | TheMom
    It is with a very heavy heart that I am announcing that the TCMS will be no more. humblegunner & I had a serious discussion about this several months ago and we both agreed it was time for it to end. The past several years I have dreaded planning this event, even though there isn't a lot to the planning as it has become a well oiled machine. It just doesn't seem the same anymore. We have a great 14 year run! I will definitely miss seeing all of you at this event. Know that I adore all of you....
  • Striking a Blow for Liberty in Pennsylvania

    05/06/2020 10:52:06 AM PDT · by Ikemeister · 34 replies
    The Franklin County Journal ^ | May 6 2020 | Dwight D. Weidman
    In the face of Governor Wolf’s arbitrary and opaque rules for re-opening our economy, a group of Franklin County area business people have decided that enough is enough and have formed a group called “Fighting Back ReOpen May 11th”.
  • Laguna Beach California Lockdown Protest (Video)

    05/05/2020 2:48:27 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/4/2020
    Woman opens beach with 1776 flag. Click link for video
  • Protesters Demand Gov. Lamont to reopen Connecticut

    04/30/2020 12:58:46 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 76 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | April 27, 2020 | Bob Wilson
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Protesters rallied again Monday, asking for Governor Ned Lamont to consider reopening the state. “We appreciate his thinking of taking care of us all, but people are suffering right now and they’re not suffering with COVID,” said Marnee Palladino. One of the biggest complaints is they don’t understand why the big box stores can be open while mom and pop shops remain closed. They believe if Lamont does the right thing by reopening the state, people will do the right thing. “It’s unfair that big box stores like Walmart are able to be open while smaller...
  • Reopen Illinois Rally Planned for Loop This Friday

    04/30/2020 4:47:19 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2020 | John Byrne
    Protesters who want Gov. J.B. Pritzker to announce a plan to reopen the Illinois economy have scheduled a Friday rally outside the Thompson Center in the Loop. “Illinois residents have tolerated the government’s plan for over a month — without a plan on how to slowly and safely reopen the state’s economy,” a news release announcing the event states. “We need to discuss the process of cautiously returning back to work.” The Loop event is being organized by Freedom Movement USA, which on its website describes itself as “a group of like-minded Republican activists.” The organization has held pro-President Donald...
  • Protest of Gov. Wolf's coronavirus shutdown at Capitol: Live updates

    04/20/2020 8:31:09 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 14 replies
    PennLIVE ^ | 4/20/2020 | Steven Marroni
    Opponents of the shutdown have said they will drive around the now empty Capitol in Harrisburg honking their horns to call for a resumption of economic life.
  • NY: 'Gridlock Buffalo' protest planned for Monday in Buffalo

    04/18/2020 8:28:20 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 41 replies
    "People said, 'No! We can't do this. We can't survive this long,'" added Thompson. "We are not New York City. Every policy and every regulation that Cuomo is enacting and enforcing, right now, basically has to do with New York City,"
  • Hundreds protest Evers' extension of stay at home order in Brookfield (WI)

    04/18/2020 11:23:45 AM PDT · by UB355 · 37 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4/18/2020 | Jim Owczarski
    ROOKFIELD – Nearly a thousand people packed the sidewalk adjacent Bluemound Ave. in Brookfield on Saturday afternoon to protest Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to extended Wisconsin’s stay at home order through May 26. Some wore masks and elected to participate in the parking lots while the majority stood shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk waving and cheering at passing cars who honked or displayed signs in solidarity. Occasionally Brookfield Police slowly drove by to remind people to stay off the street and police and Brookfield Square security vehicles were present in the parking lots, but groups of children, teenagers and...
  • Protesters pressure Texas government to reopen state as coronavirus death toll grows

    04/18/2020 11:14:20 AM PDT · by abb · 44 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | April 18, 2020 | Staff
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Texas State Capitol Saturday calling on government leaders to reopen Texas – as the state’s death toll from COVID-19 continues to grow. People attending the “You Can’t Close America” rally ignored social distancing guidelines and could be heard chanting “let us work.” It comes just a day after Gov. Greg Abbott announced executive orders to open state parks and some businesses as part of a phased reopening of Texas.
  • Downtown Orlando rally calls for reopening Florida

    04/18/2020 12:01:01 AM PDT · by abb · 7 replies
    WFTV-9 ^ | April 17, 2020 | Adam Poulisse
    ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 100 people gathered in downtown Orlando holding signs and chanting a call to reopen the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place directly outside the Orange County Administration Building as officials inside provided updates on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to Central Florida. The group Reopen Florida, created by resident Tara Hill, helped organize the rally to send the message to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Hill said she would like to see the state “completely open by May 1st with absolutely no restrictions on the movement of Floridians. We are free people.” “A...
  • Facebook shuts down event page for group planning Trenton, N.J. protest

    04/17/2020 2:35:42 PM PDT · by pb929 · 23 replies
    TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey residents hoping to emulate anti-‘stay at home‘ protests in other states including Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, Wyoming and Virginia were thrown a curveball on Thursday when Facebook shut down their event page. The “Open New Jersey” rally – planned for Tuesday, April 28th at the Trenton War Memorial – was informed by Facebook that its event page violated the social media platform’s community standards. Specifically, Facebook warned that it was “coordinating harm and promoting crime.”
  • Operation Gridlock Topeka

    04/16/2020 1:47:48 PM PDT · by Mercat · 19 replies
    Facebook ^ | 01/16/2020 | Convention of States, Topeka
    https://facebook.com/events/s/operation-gridlock-topeka/247892822992236/?ti=icl
  • Free Republic Lost A Great One Yesterday - RIP The Shrew

    04/15/2020 9:37:33 AM PDT · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 105 replies
    Personal ^ | 4.15.2020 | MAF
    I'm very sad to say that The Shrew passed away yesterday. I know there are some oldtimers here that would want to know and possibly share condolences and stories. He was one of the best.
  • Live Video of Lansing, Michigan protests here.

    04/15/2020 8:23:25 AM PDT · by know.your.why · 125 replies
    facebook ^ | 4/15/2020 | Facebook
    Per Title. https://www.facebook.com/fox17online/videos/888173674994917/?v=888173674994917