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Protesters rally against “stay-at-home” order in Indianapolis

April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Protesters hold signs reading, “Fauci was wrong,” “Will not comply,” and hashtag, “Fake Crisis.” Protesters gather outside Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s mansion in the 4700 block of N. Meridian Street, to protest what they are describing as, “Government Overreach” as businesses, and institutions, continue to be shuttered during the stay-at-home order to combat the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus in the state, Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind. The protest was organized after protesters in Michigan protested earlier in the week. Similar protests have taken place around the United States, as Facebook pages, and websites, have popped up online. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Hundreds of protesters lined the sidewalks of the street in front of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s residence to protest against the “Stay-at-Home” order, which has now been extended to May 1. Most of the protesters were not wearing masks, nor did they practice social distancing.

At one point a chant began, “Six feet away, we will not obey.”

The protesters were already in front of the mansion by 2:30 p.m. for a protest that was scheduled for 3 p.m. and lasted until 5 p.m. Some protesters also drove past the protesters over, and over, honking, and waving flags.

A young woman held a sign reading, “Give me liberty, or give me COVID.”

The COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic has now killed at least 545 Hoosiers, and 190 of those deaths were Marion County residents (Indianapolis is located in Marion County) according to the Indiana State Department of Health. However, two women were in a black car passing by the protesters with the message, “The Death Count is a Lie!!!” Others expressed that they wanted the Indiana governor arrested, and others called the pandemic a fake crisis.”

Police filled parking lots near the protest, which ended peacefully at 5 p.m. One counter protester passed in a car, at one point, and was confronted by a woman holding a sign reading, “Fauci was wrong.” And earlier, a man got too close to a protester holding a, “Don’t tread on me” flag and the owner of the flag, who was protesting against the shutdown, used its flag pole to keep the man away as they exchanged tense words.

Similar protests have been held across the United States since a protest earlier in the week in Michigan.

Another rally titled the, Rally for the Indiana Constitution, is scheduled for Monday in Indianapolis. The rally is being held at 200 W. Washington Street, and runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Protesters in a car with a message saying the death count from the pandemic is a lie. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A protester holds a sign that seems to be about the COVID quarantine. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Police protecting the home of Indiana governor from protesters. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A woman, an group of children, holding protest signs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A protester holds a sign reading, God is sovereign, but sovereign is spelled incorrectly. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A woman holds a sign that seems to be calling the news network CNN a virus. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A protester open carries an AR style black military type rifle while protesting. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)Polaris)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Protester wanting the Indiana governor arrested for treason. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A protester holds an American flag, with a message calling Democrats a pandemic, from a passing vehicle. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Protester wearing mask reading, “Model this freedom.” (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A protester in a passing vehicle holds an American flag affixed to a baseball bat. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Trump supporters in a car join a protest while passing by. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Anti vaxxer wearing anti vaccination earrings while protesting against the COVID shutdown. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Two men exchange words after one on the left moved toward the one holding the flag, and wishing to social distance. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A man holds a cross with the words, “Repent Holcomb,” while protesting in front of the governor’s mansion. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A woman holds a sign reading, “Eric loves China,” with a dollar sign. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A woman holds the flag, next to a woman holding a sign reading, “Better Dead than Red.” (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A protester holds a sign calling Eric Holcomb a dictator. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 18, 2020 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A protester, holding an anarcho capitalism flag, who fashioned a pirate costume into a protest costume, holds a sign saying he’s not a royal subject, and carries a military style rifle while protesting.
(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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