Several hundred protest in North Carolina, call on governor to reopen state

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 22nd, 2020 8:51 am

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Several hundred protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina, took to the state's general assembly building on Tuesday to protest the governor's lockdown orders and demand the state reopen.

Some protesters held signs that said "every business is essential" and "I am essential."

A counter-protest was also present, saying that it was not yet safe to reopen the state.

Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) was in attendance and said he plans to tell North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper that "we need a plan to end this order."

"And we need data and facts and the constitutional rights of Americans do not exist by his favor but by the existence of the Constitution," he told local media.

There are currently nearly 7,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in North Carolina.


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