Protesters gathered across the country on Saturday to vent frustrations at coronavirus stay-at-home measures.
Organized events in Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin took place even as the governors in some of those states have started to roll back the stay-at-home restrictions in question.
Protesters carried signs that declared their jobs “essential for them,” among other slogans that invoked constitutional rights. Many people carried American flags and wore paraphernalia with President Trump and Vice President Pence.
The protests and rallies have gained support as unemployment continues to climb across the country. Around 22 million people filed for unemployment over the past month.
Only essential businesses have remained open and operational during the various stay-at-home orders across the country, leaving many without work.