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Pennsylvanians Protest Gov. Wolf's Order at State Capitol

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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 12:45 PM
Pennsylvanians Protest Gov. Wolf's Order at State Capitol

Source: AP Photo/Marc Levy

Pennsylvanians joined the trend of other states, including Michigan, Washington and North Carolina, in staging protests against stay-at-home orders implemented by governors. Groups opposed to the order, including Reopen PA, organized an event to voice grievances against Governor Tom Wolf’s (D-PA) far-reaching executive order:

Governor Tom Wolf did not directly criticize the demonstration, unlike his Michigan colleague Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), who characterized the protesters in her state as a threat to the public and “irresponsible:”

President Trump has expressed his support for protesters nationwide in states with strict shelter-in-place orders:

Governor Wolf is working with other governors in the northeast, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) on plans to reopen states.