Dozens of Trump supporters, some waving American flags, gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 14 to protest a statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 27 by Gov. Roy Cooper, which has slowed down spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Police broke up the protest by “ReopenNC,” outside the Legislative Building in Raleigh because it violated the social distancing rule that applies to 10 people or more, reports WRAL.
Cooper’s order allows for “essential” businesses to be open, but disallows others until May 1.
However, Ashley Smith, a Boone business owner and co-founder of the ReopenNC, insisted that all businesses be allowed to open now, instead of waiting two weeks (which would save lives):
I am so proud of us. We will continue to work day and night until our governor opens up for business.