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Over 200 gather in Huntington Beach protesting stay-at-home orders

Posted at 8:34 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 00:27:26-04

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — More than 200 people gathered in Huntington Beach on Friday protesting the Governor's stay-at-home order and the impact it had on the economy, reports said.

According to reports by ABC7, the gathering took place at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Main Street. Officers were on the scene, but the protest remained peaceful with no arrests, according to ABC7.

Protesters gathered with signs reading "Open Cali now," "Covid-19 is a lie," "Every business is essential," and "small businesses matter."

The "March for Freedom" drew the crowds of people, many of whom were not adhering to physical distancing guidelines or wearing face masks.

Similar protests were held across the country on Friday including in Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. The signs of frustration come as President Trump has pushed for easing stay-at-home orders and tried to look ahead to restarting the economy.