Culture Wars/Current Controversies

How Trump allies have organized and promoted anti-lockdown protests

Are the anti-lockdown protests Republican astroturf, or a genuinely popular rebellion that the Republicans are trying to coopt?

By Michael Martina, Jarrett Renshaw and Tim Reid

Reuters

HARRISBURG, Pa./DETROIT (Reuters) – Republican politicians and individuals affiliated with President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign are organizing or promoting anti-lockdown protests across key electoral battleground states, despite the White House’s own cautious guidance on relaxing restrictions, interviews with two dozen people involved show.

a car parked in front of a building: FILE PHOTO: Protest against the state's extended stay-at-home order in Lansing

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