Protesters Gather At Capitol, Demonstrate Against Stay-At-Home Order
April 20, 2020 2:26PM CDT
Many people in Illinois are getting fed up with the state’s stay-at-home order. Over 50 protesters gathered yesterday at the state Capitol, demanding the governor “open Illinois.” The protest was part of a national movement called Operation Gridlock, with demonstrations at other state Capitol buildings around the country. The demonstrators blocked the intersection in front of the Capitol, forcing the closure of Second Street. Governor Pritzker addressed the protests, saying he’s consulting with experts to look for ways to lift restrictions.