Ignoring the fact that nearly 80,000 Americans have perished from the Covid-19 these people, who can charitably be described as Lunkheads and Luddites, rallied at San Francisco City Hall demanding that Shelter in Place cease, business places reopen and life return to normal. Whatever that may be.
Good luck with that. This is a Pandemic folks and because of the Moron currently occupying the White House the situation in America will not improve any time soon.
Rather than parade the flag, sing the national anthem and rant their nonsense these people should be marching on Washington to demand the Federal government grow up, stop encouraging dangerous conspiracy theories and do its job.
The photo above shows one of these folks encouraging people to check out http://www.infowars.com. An absolutely scrurrilous website which anyone with an iota of intelligence should disregard.
San Francisco Chronicle 5.9.2020
Supporters of the movement to reopen California by abandoning restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus rallied Saturday in front of San Francisco City Hall, but their numbers were modest and their actions as mellow as the noontime sunshine.
Signs being waved included “SF never even had a curve to flatten” and “We reject your new normal.” They listened to live and recorded versions of the national anthem, cheered when cars driving by honked their horns, and chanted: “USA, USA.”
That stood in stark contrast to recent rallies in Michigan, where some showed up with rifles — and in Sacramento on Saturday, where a cluster of anti-shutdown demonstrations included dozens of people in camouflage uniforms standing in silent protest while California Highway Patrol officers blocked access to the Capitol grounds. The Sacramento Bee reported the group said its members were unarmed and identified themselves as the 2nd Regiment of the California State Militia.
Last week in Sacramento, hundreds of anti-shutdown demonstrators defied a CHP order against state Capitol protests, resulting in 32 arrests and placement of a steel fence around the Capitol grounds.
Despite the growing pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom to ease restrictions closing most businesses and shutting down public gatherings, though, the movement hasn’t developed a firm foothold in the Bay Area.
Only about 60 people, some from as far away as Sonoma and Santa Cruz, gathered Saturday on Polk Street for a peaceful “Fully Open California” rally sponsored by a conservative group called We Have Rights.
Across Polk Street, about 20 police officers and sheriff’s deputies stood watch.
Some of the demonstrators said they believe the coronavirus is a threat, but that nearly two months of shutdown is enough and that people should be allowed to return to jobs and reopen businesses.
“I think everyone knows it’s a risk and they could get sick,” said Jeff Thomas, who said he works in education in Silicon Valley. “But they should be allowed to make the decision on whether to take that risk themselves.