An estimated 200 protesters showed up to the corner of Geer and Tuolumne roads in Turlock on Saturday, calling on city, county and state officials to reopen businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.
The rally was organized by Marie Roberson of Stanislaus County Concerned Citizens for the State of Jefferson and Lew Conley of California Valley Patriots, who hoped the event would not only let legislators know how they feel about current shelter-in-place orders but also encourage business owners, churches and other nonessential businesses to open their doors in spite of them.
“...We need to open things back up and quit being scared and get our immunity built up so we can handle this better,” Roberson said. “If you have to wear a mask, wear a mask. If you want to wear a full-face shield, wear one, but we have the right not to if we don’t want to.”
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