Demonstrators rally in Olympia against Washington's coronavirus stay-at-home order - 2020-04-19

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F0.png Demonstrators rally in Olympia against Washington's coronavirus stay-at-home order April 19, 2020, Seattle Times

OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 demonstrators, including a GOP state representative who called for a rebellion, appeared at the Washington State Capitol on Sunday to urge Gov. Jay Inslee to lift the stay-at-home order put in place to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

Featuring speeches by conservative lawmakers and candidates for office, as well as right-wing organizers, the rally was in violation of both the governor's order and the guidance of public health officials across the state and country.

The protest of the stay-at-home order echoed similar demonstrations sweeping across statehouses around the nation. And while polling shows broad support for stay-at-home orders, Sunday's gathering highlighted the partisan divide in how citizens perceive the virus.

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