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Lockdown Protest in North Carolina Called ‘non-essential activity’ by Raleigh Police

More coronavirus lockdown backlash today, this time in Raleigh, North Carolina, as protesters from the group “ReopenNC” rallied in opposition to Governor Roy Cooper’s stay-home order calling it “an unconstitutional overreach that will kill the state’s small businesses,” according to The News & Observer.

At least one protester was charged with violating the order – a 51-year-old woman, seen in the video below, who told police “I have a right to peacefully assemble,” as she was taken away. Watch:

Raleigh police later tweeted that protesting is a “non-essential activity”:

ReopenNC’s Facebook group is now approaching 40,000 members.

At the time of North Carolina’s state lockdown order, which took effect in late March, it had already received more than 200,000 unemployment claims.

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