The Brief: Even though the world is in hysteria over a global pandemic, there is a growing community of people who are resisting mandates to quarantine and are protesting online and on foot for a #LockdownEnd.
The novel Coronavirus has affected all aspects of everyday life and people are resisting government mandates to stay inside because they want to either go back to work or go to the beach at their own leisure. With thousands of Southern California beachgoers flocking to the beaches in the past couple of days; this has caused a major uproar online as people criticize members of the public who were not abiding by social distancing rules and strict facial coverage requirements in group settings.
If I learned one thing this week, it's that if you're going to violate a stay-at-home order to protest what you call authoritarianism while holding a sign that says "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," don't stand outside a Baskin Robbins or Fuddruckers with a Big Gulp in one hand pic.twitter.com/C7980ML4ex
— Seth Abramson (@🏠) (@SethAbramson) April 19, 2020
On Twitter, there are people who are rooting for a #LockdownEnd to occur in the upcoming days. The growing online community of young and older generations who want the stay-at-home orders to end in the United States are leaving many others baffled by their unlawful decision making. 72% of Americans are following and supporting the orders to remain inside while other Americans are demanding their freedom to go and do whatever they please in spite of a global pandemic.
The hashtag went viral on Twitter and many users of the social media platform are rallying together to show their unwavering support for healthcare professionals and their willingness to stay inside in hopes of lowering the spread of the Coronavirus. The country’s population is evidently divided on where they stand in terms of being in lockdown or wanting statewide lockdowns to end.
#LockdownEnd on Twitter
Hospitals are empty.. Staff is being laid off.. Nurses & Doctors are busy making stupid Tick Tok videos while millions are suffering & losing everything; deaths Suicide, drug use, poverty, & hunger will be more devastating than this Covid flu
130 mill will die
#LockdownEnd NOW! https://t.co/nPnu1gLzLj
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) April 27, 2020
— Kim Barrett (@KimBarrett8) April 26, 2020
— gladys velez (@glavema) April 27, 2020
— UKR69©™ (@UKRebel69) April 26, 2020
Those calling for #LockdownEnd are insane.
Nothing has changed since it began – hundreds die every day. There is no vaccine. Total UK deaths exceed 40,000 due to our slowness to lockdown in the first place.
Questions need to be asked about UK handling of this compared to others pic.twitter.com/e2YZLJVWQN
— BlazeRunner2049 (@Blazerunner2049) April 27, 2020
— Dill Dannon (@chris_kelly78) April 26, 2020
— Kakul Ehsan Butt (@ThisWriterGal) April 27, 2020
— Not Perfected Yet (@NotPerfectedYet) April 27, 2020
— Dr. Songo (@songo_doc) April 27, 2020