Right-wing groups have been protesting lockdowns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Armed anti-lockdown protesters followed Ohio Health Commissioner Amy Acton to her home.
Fox News Pushes The Protests
Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano called for “more people to resist” the lockdown orders.
Comedian Patton Oswalt said Fox was “evil” for pushing premature reopenings.
Fake, Pro-Trump Doctors
Allies of Donald Trump are recruiting explicitly pro-Trump doctors to appear in the media and push for reopenings, regardless of the evidence.
Who Is Behind The Protests?
CNP Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliate of the Council for National Policy (CNP), has been helping to organize the protests.
“Some of it comes from right-wing crazies. Only a small minority of Americans believes that freedom includes the right to endanger other people’s lives,” noted columnist Paul Krugman.
A Colorado man shot a Waffle House employee who asked him to wear a protective mask.