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With honks, signs and flags, about 250 protest Walz's antivirus measures

 

April 27, 2020

Aaron Lavinsky – Star Tribune

Julie Hartigan, 60, of Westbrook, sat with her dog, Brina, outside the Governor's Mansion to protest against the state shutdown due to COVID-19 Saturday. " It's time for people to get back to our lives," said Hartigan, emphasizing that if businesses don't reopen soon, "we're gonna lose everything."

It might have resembled a July 4th gathering - people wearing red, white and blue and waving American flags and signs quoting the Constitution as speakers blasted songs by Lee Greenwood and Bruce Springsteen with "U.S.A." in the titles. But the crowd clustered Saturday outside Minnesota's governor's residence in St. Paul was angry.

About 250 people, few wearing masks and many standing within inches of one another, protested measures Gov. Tim Walz has implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.startribune.com/with-honks-signs-and-flags-about-250-protest-walz-s-antivirus-measures/569954412/

 

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