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Trump economist: Protesters demanding reopening of economy are like ‘Rosa Parks’

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In a YouTube video posted by a libertarian think tank this week, economist Stephen Moore said he’s helping to plan a protest of Wisconsin’s state-at-home order, and even compared the protesters to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Moore, who is on Trump‘s council tasked with reopening the country, said he’s organizing a “drive-in” in Wisconsin to protest the state’s stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Tony Evers, which was extended to May 26 this week.

“They’re going to shut down the Capitol. Shh. Don’t tell anybody,” Moore said, referring to the protesters.

“This is a great time for civil disobedience. We need to be the Rosa Parks here and protest against these government injustices,” he said later in the video.

As The Hill points out, Moore made similar comments in a Washington Post interview on Friday.

“I think there’s a boiling point that has been reached and exceeded,” he told the newspaper.

“I call these people the modern-day Rosa Parks — they are protesting against injustice and a loss of liberties,” he added.

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