More Than 2 Thousand People Held A Rally Against The Isolation Regime In Washington
A rally for the early removal of the isolation requirements imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic gathered more than 2 thousand participants in the capital of Washington state, Olympia. This is reported on Monday by the Seattle Times.
Those who came to the Capitol - the building where the Governor's office and the state legislature are located - did not follow the rules of social distance, the newspaper notes. Only a few of those gathered wore masks, and some brought children. According to the newspaper, among the protesters were, first of all, supporters of the Republican party. Participants of the event demanded the early abolition of restrictive measures and the partial opening of enterprises-dental clinics, construction companies, car sales centers.
Three members of the Washington legislature from the Republican party took part in the action. At the same time, as the newspaper points out, one of them - Robert Sutherland, representing the constituency of Granite falls, one of the most affected in the state as a result of the epidemic - came to the meeting with a gun and called for a revolution.
According to him, if the authorities take strict measures to ensure the implementation of restrictive measures, "they will see what a revolution is." Some of the participants of the rally also came with weapons not prohibited by law. The protest, however, took place in a calm atmosphere, and the police did not detain any of the participants.
Governor Jay Inslee, commenting on the rally, said that he respects the right to freedom of speech, but such events will not affect his actions in the fight against coronavirus. According to him, this case is not about a political struggle, but about preserving the health of all Washingtonians.