A large group of Trump supporters, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, held a rally in Austin, Texas to protest coronavirus safety protocols that are slowing and stopping the spread of the deadly virus, which has killed over 37,000 people in the U.S.
The protesters are shouted for the firing Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is part of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and has debunked numerous false medical claims made by Trump.
New York Times journalist Manny Fernandez filmed the bizarre anti-science protests and interviewed participants who exposed their kids to the large gathering, which goes against coronavirus safety guidelines.
Jax Weaver and her 7-year-old daughter at the Austin rally: “I’m not worried about catching the virus. If we did catch the virus, I feel that we’re healthy enough to fight it.” pic.twitter.com/1t0Jav9U8S— Manny Fernandez (@mannyNYT) April 18, 2020
Alex Jones at the Austin rally pic.twitter.com/zGX4qomoRa— Manny Fernandez (@mannyNYT) April 18, 2020
Chant of “Let us work!” pic.twitter.com/6dXgDwKn3y— Manny Fernandez (@mannyNYT) April 18, 2020