‘You Are The Virus!’: Protesters Rage at the Ohio Capitol Against Coronavirus Quarantine Order

Saturday, April 11, 2020
By Paul Martin

The people are saying enough is enough.

By Shane Trejo
Apr 11, 2020

As states continue to increase their infringements on the rights of the people using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse, individuals are speaking out more frequently against the overreach.

Close to 100 protesters showed up at the state capitol in Ohio on Thursday to demonstrate their freedom against edicts from Gov. Mike DeWine, who has ordered all Ohio residents to stay in their homes.

“We have not faced an enemy like we are facing today in 102 years,” DeWine said as he announced his stay-at-home edict last month. “You have to go back to the 1918 influenza epidemic. We are certainly at war. I don’t know any other way to describe it other than to say we are at war.”

“In the time of war, we must make sacrifices, and I thank all of our Ohio citizens for what they are doing and what they aren’t doing. You are making a huge difference, and this difference will save lives,” he added.

But not every Ohio resident is willing to bend the knee and surrender their rights at DeWine’s behest. The protesters showed up enraged that their freedom of assembly and religion with Easter Sunday right around the corner.

Ford Fischer of Zenger News captured the footage from the controversial rally:

One particularly bold protester carried a semi-automatic rifle to send the message that his rights will not be tread upon.

“The Democrats have come out saying the boogeyman is out to get you and, ‘If you give us your freedom we’ll protect you,’” activist Ben Shuler said.

Shuler dawned a blue Trump 2020 campaign hat and a flag with a Spartan helmet and the words “Molon Labe,” which roughly translates to come and take it.

Inside the capitol, the Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton taunted the protesters by claiming that the administration would move on with their plans despite their objections.

“I don’t know if you can hear on television, but there are people protesting right outside the statehouse,” said Acton. “And people are worried, they’re afraid. They’re worried about things like their jobs. But we have to keep pushing forward with Ohio’s plan for getting through the crisis. It’s working.”

The protesters were defiant in response, yelling: “O-H-I-O! Acton’s got to go!”

“No paycheck for us, no paycheck for you,” the crowd shouted at the state capitol.

“Business is shutting down, the economy’s doing horrible, it’s not good for anybody in Ohio and it’s going to take decades to get back,” said activist Scott Shoemaker, who wore the fabric of an American flag as a mask to demonstrate his patriotism.

“I’m out here today because I’m tired of it,” Shoemaker said.

Protesters complained that government officials continued to collect their paychecks while the people of Ohio were laid off and struggling economically.

“You are the virus!” they chanted.

Protesters complained that government officials continued to collect their paychecks while the people of Ohio were laid off and struggling economically.

“You are the virus!” they chanted.

2 Responses to “‘You Are The Virus!’: Protesters Rage at the Ohio Capitol Against Coronavirus Quarantine Order”

  1. White Scooter Trash

    Instead of the people being quarantined the virus which is communism needs to be quarantined and locked down.

    It starts with accepting the fact we have hit bottom and to have the willingness to change. The same as a recovery program. We do need a recovery program with stimulus fiat currency. That is what got us here. The recovery will be from all Americans who want a better quality of life. Do you have desire to have a better life ?

    I think we can all agree something is terribly wrong and we can NOT continue to sit at home like a prisoner and go broke while these tyrants go to work everyday and get paid to tell us what we can do and can’t do like a dictator.

    It is up to you. Are you willing to accept the unmanageability or will you wait until you are homeless and sick with no family. I know what it is like to be unemployed homeless tired and hungry and I hope whoever reads this never has to be this way.

    Once we admit there is something wrong then the willingness to change will be what is needed by not even a majority to make a dramatic difference. Don’t expect Trump to help you. He has his millions already and does not need you.

    A good way to practice this change is simply exercising the word NO. You can do it. It might take some practice but once others hear and see you say NO believe me they will join in. Take off your mask and give the person in line a hug. They do not want you to build an immunity. Hence the social distance.

    I do not promote violence but we definitely need to start with resistance.
    Please thank that Sheriff in Maine Paul wrote about. He is what every Sheriff should be. A true American !!

    BTW If there are bikers out there that wanna organize a national hog run to DC then lets get as many as possible to ride on and call it The don’t tread on me run. We can get the truckers in on it as they need our help too and it will promote lots of business along the way for small mom and pop retail.
    A peaceful organized ride in the millions. From Maine down to the keys and all out west come ride free before we die slaves to communism.

    May God bless you and your families and please do not be scared. Show your face and smile to a stranger. Someone you don’t know loves you.

  2. White Scooter Trash

    Sorry I meant we do NOT need a stimulus recovery with fiat currency. My bad typo. I am an old man who cant see so well from all the internet porn.


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