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Groups Announce Rally to Reopen Wisconsin

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Gov. Tony Evers (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

By    |   Friday, 17 April 2020 01:00 PM

Two groups calling for the reopening of Wisconsin are planning a rally to protest Gov. Tony Evers’ extension of his “Safer at Home” order.

Plans for the peaceful protest are being led by ReOpen Wisconsin and Wisconsinites Against Excessive Quarantine, reported WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. The protest is planned for April 24 outside the state capitol building in Madison.

"Government mandating sick people to stay home is called quarantine," ReOpen Wisconsin said in a statement. “However, the government mandating healthy citizens to stay home, forcing businesses and churches to close is called tyranny."

On Thursday, Evers extended his stay-at-home order to be in effect until May 26, The Hill reported. And Wisconsin schools were closed for the remainder of the academic year.

But the two groups added in a statement: "It is not sustainable to continue this lockdown as the economic and societal consequences will be irreversible.”

Meanwhile Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended her decision to keep her state on lockdown. Her comments came after people stormed the capitol building in her state to protest the governor.

“It’s better to be six feet apart right now than six feet under,” she said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

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