This 17 April 2020 video from the USA shows how supporters of Donald Trump and his ‘billionaire profits above human lives’ policies stop medical workers from caring for sick people.
It says about itself:
Social Distance Protest Blocks Medical Staff From Work | NowThis
Anti-quarantine protesters are blocking health care workers from reaching their patients in Michigan.
In US news and current events today, thousands of drivers blocked medical staff from getting to work in a protest against stay-at-home restrictions. Protesters clogged miles of streets around the Michigan state capitol to put pressure on Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her stay-at-home order that they view as excessive.
‘Operation Gridlock’ was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and the Michigan Freedom Fund, which is linked to the DeVos family.
Protesters were instructed to stay in their cars, honk, & cause a traffic jam. There were reportedly chants of ‘Lock her Up!’ and ‘We will not comply!’
This blocking the work of medical staff had the support of United States neonazi website the Daily Stormer.
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