• May 24, 2024

NC Police Suspend First Amendment & Arrest Person Declaring COVID-19 Lockdown Protest “Non-Essential Activity”

 NC Police Suspend First Amendment & Arrest Person Declaring COVID-19 Lockdown Protest “Non-Essential Activity”

Raleigh, North Carolina police suspended the First Amendment Tuesday, dispersing a protest against the COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus lockdown and arresting one protester for failing to disperse. The police issued a statement declaring “Protesting is a non-essential activity” that was in violation of an executive order by Governor Roy Cooper (D) prohibiting mass gatherings.

Image of protesters via Raleigh Police/Twitter.

https://twitter.com/raleighpolice/status/1250111779574894594

 

Some protesters gathered in their cars, honking their horns in unison at 15 minute intervals.

Video of police ordering protesters to disperse under threat of arrest.

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