A deep misunderstanding of freedom lies at the heart of anti-lockdown protests - 2020-05-01
In Wisconsin, a man wears an assault rifle around his chest during protests at the State Capitol building, and over his face is a stars-and-stripes kerchief. In Las Vegas, a black Jeep rolls down the Strip as part of a quarantine protest caravan. American flags stab out from its windows and rise from its rear frame. In Sacramento, a woman holds a sign that reads "I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery," the words painted over a star-spangled cardboard banner.
Look through the images and video footage of the anti-quarantine protests in the U.S. and you will see, again and again, images just like this — Old Glory, in various forms, waving, draping, or adorning.
Canada has had its own anti-lockdown protests.