ABC News has more coverage on the protests – now happening across the country and world – against governments’ coronavirus-related restrictions on people’s freedoms.
On Monday, rallies took place in Augusta, Maine and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
“My constitutional rights are essential,” read one sign in Augusta.
“My rights don’t end where your fear starts,” read another in Harrisburg.
“Government mandating sick people to stay home is called quarantine. However, the government mandating healthy citizens to stay home, forcing businesses and churches to close is called tyranny,” read a statement by Pennsylvanians Against Excessive Quarantine, one of the organizations behind that state’s protest.
To all of these sentiments, I say… right on!
In a disturbing act of censorship, Facebook deleted events planned for California, Nebraska, and New Jersey after state governments complained.
According to the ABC News article, similar pro-freedom protests have taken place in Baghdad, Beirut, Israel, Mumbai, and Paris.
It’s great to see people around the world standing up to the fear-based, authoritarian views of the majority and fighting for freedom.