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Thousands of people showed up to Wisconsin’s State Capitol Friday to protest the state’s stay-at-home orders, making it the largest protest turnout regarding the subject to date, the New York Times reports.
“You’re being told to sit down and shut up because your opinion does not matter and you have to listen to professionals,” Madison Elmer, one of the event’s organizers, told the crowd. “You know what, you shouldn’t ever stop questioning the professionals.”
According to the Times, three separate conservative groups organized the protest. “In addition to a Wisconsin group that had thousands of RSVPs to its Facebook event, a caravan of business owners from the Milwaukee suburbs and a third group organized by a Minnesota gun-rights enthusiast said they would clog the streets of downtown Madison with their vehicles,” the Times reports.
Footage from a local news helicopter captured the size and scale of the event.
— Tanner Kahler (@tannerkahler) April 24, 2020