Thousands gather in Olympia to protest Gov. Inslee’s Stay-Home Order
The Washington State Patrol estimates 2,500 people gathered at the Washington state Capitol on Sunday in of protest Gov. Jay Inslee’s 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order.
Protestors sported signs that read “End The Shutdown” and “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Covid 19!”
Some protesters wore masks, while others waved American flags while exercising their freedom.
Their message was simple - It's time to start lifting the shutdown so people can get back to work.
Protestors pointed out as long as you are not contagious and know the risks involved, you should be free to come and go as you please.
Tyler Miller is the organizer of the event. He points out that rural areas should be treated differently than more urban locations with more coronavirus cases. Miller also says there are more protests planned.
Their message is simple – people should be free and should be able to exercise our rights, and practice them responsibly.
Mark Eckhardt of Stanwood said he believes the stay-home order should only apply to those who are sick or who have weakened immune systems.
More protests are planned if the Stay At Home Order is extended.