ABC 10 – Sacramento:
A large crowd gathered outside the California Capitol on the Saturday kicking off Memorial Day weekend to protest the state’s shutdown of businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The rally, dubbed Liberty Fest and hosted by the Freedom Angels, had over 700 people RSVP on Facebook. ABC10’s photographer estimated at least 1,000 people in attendance. The Freedom Angels Foundation has organized multiple protest rallies in California during state stay-at-home orders.
Few people wore masks and there was little room for social distancing on the sidewalk or closed-off street. The Freedom Angels Foundation has organized multiple protest rallies in California during state stay-at-home orders.
“The mental and emotional impact cannot even be fathomed,” said Nita Brady, 68, of Modesto, who added that she was angry that two of her granddaughters missed their middle school and high school graduations.
“I think it’s absolutely ludicrous to shut down the schools and especially for the length that they did,” she said.