Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters turn out at protests across the country

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters in cities including New York, Chicago and Raliegh defy social distancing to demand an end to stay-at-home orders with guns, MAGA flags and signs calling for 'freedom' Several large anti-lockdown rallies took place across the country Friday Protests were held in New York City, Chicago, Raleigh and Sacramento Thousands of protesters turned out demanding an end to stay-at-home orders implemented to stem the spread of COVID-19 Many held American flags and signs supportive of Donald ; some protesters brandished semiautomatic weapons   Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Andrew Court For

Published: 20:22 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 20:42 BST, 1 May 2020




Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets at demonstrations across the country calling for an end to stay-at-home orders issued amidst the coronavirus pandemic.  

Anti-lockdown rallies took place in  Raleigh, North Carolina; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Huntington Beach, California, with attendees defying social distancing protocols and brandishing, guns, flags and signs calling for 'freedom'. 

While lockdown protesters have been framed largely framed as pro- conservatives, there were also large and passionate rallies held in large, liberal cities across the U.S. 

Hundreds turned out for a rowdy march in Chicago, while demonstrators also assembled in New

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