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Locals gather in Kern County rallying against stay-at-home order

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 19:23:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Dozens of locals gathered at the Kern County Administrative Building Friday to rally the governor's stay-at-home order.

The rally was organized by the Kern Liberty Coalition. According to a posting for the rally, the group is urging the Kern County Board of Supervisors to rescind their public health order making violating the stay-at-home order a misdemeanor.

The rally brought out dozens of local residents, carrying signs that read "Open up California,"Our economy is essential," and "Open Kern County now."

Friday's protest was just one of dozens of protests across the state, protesting the governor's orders.

The rally coming just hours after health officials announced 46 new COVID-19 cases in Kern and an eighth death related the disease.