Demonstrators protest during a "Freedom Rally" against Stay-At-Home Directives on April 18, 2020 in San Diego, California.

Source:   Amanda Prestigiacomo

On Saturday, California residents took to the streets of San Diego County, which went for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, to protest strict social distancing guidelines, demanding the economy be opened back up.

The protesters held up signs and lined the street as fist-pumping cyclists and honking drivers showed their support as they passed by. Some of the spotted signs included, “open California now,” “all business is essential,” “liberate San Diego,” “no more lockdowns,” “I am so totally over this,” and “a womens [sic] place is in the house or the governor’s house.” There were also American flags and some “Trump 2020” flags in sight.

The protest is one of the many popping up across the nation. In Michigan, for example, thousands of cars hit the state Capitol on Wednesday, beeping and causing gridlock to protest the strict and inconsistent lockdown from Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In North Carolina, folks called for the lockdown to be ended, too, where one of the protesters was even arrested for supposedly not maintaining proper “social distancing.” In Texas, we saw folks demanding their county reopen. And a handful of other states have seen anti-lockdown protests, including Minnesota and parts of upstate New York.

California is just the latest in the trend. And it’s easy to see why.

As noted by The Daily Wire on Sunday, officials in the state have resorted to dumping tens of thousands of tons of sand into skateparks to enforce so-called social distancing. Critics called the move unnecessary, or worse, “petty” and “tyrannical.”

“San Clemente had shut down all its parks and facilities on April 1 under the state’s stay-at-home orders, but skaters ignored signs warning against trespassing at the Ralphs Skate Court, 241 Avenida La Pata,” Los Angeles CBS reported. “Since park facilities have been closed city officials say they routinely saw people visit the skatepark, even by some children accompanied with their parents, according to the San Clemente Times. City officials told the newspaper they followed in the footsteps of other cities, and filled the skatepark with 37 tons of sand.”

A popular skatepark at Venice Beach followed suit this weekend:

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