Bored or Angry? Protest or Parade?: South Carolinians Call for Re-Open of SC
Updated: Apr 25, 2020
HONK. USA! HONK! HONK! HOOOOONK!!! USA! TRUMP! USA! HONK HONK HONK. This was my life while covering the "Re-Open SC" event yesterday. By organizational standards this was considered a protest, judging by the mood of majority of the participants and the signage they had on their cars, it really felt like a soft-core Trump parade. There were a few confederate battle flags sported in the parade although I'm not sure how they are relevant to Covid-19 and reopening SC, but I have my ideas. To add a little bit of flavor there was anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorist, and a whole lot of anti-science being blasted over megaphones.. The event showed attendance of about 150 participants (majority motorist and a few street side protesters) and ran a little bit over and hour. Motorist circled the block numerous times to present the illusion that they came in great numbers. There were a handful of counter-protesters and even a reference to The Netflix series Tiger King.
Here's a live stream from the event: