‘Freedom’ protest against coronavirus orders leads to arrests at California Capitol
The demonstration was unauthorized and not permitted by the California Highway Patrol, but CHP officers did not disperse protesters until late in the afternoon when tense moments led to a handful of arrests.
A woman who identified herself only as Michelle expressed outrage as multiple California Highway Patrol officers secured her wrists with plastic ties.
“We were peacefully assembling and I am getting arrested,” she fumed as her 14-year-old daughter stood by, separated from other family members. The young girl fled past the line of officers in tactical gear with batons out, into a press of protesters, searching for her sister.
Police in full riot gear outside the state house in Sacramento, California! Governor Gavin Newsom can’t be happy with this crowd!
Police in full riot gear outside the state house in Sacramento, California! Governor Gavin Newsom can’t be happy with this crowd! 😎👍🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/sVvfkDyEIW
— Shawnasaurus Rex (@ShawnG927) May 2, 2020
Freedom Protesters Arrested! Women Dragged Over Capitol Steps In California By Police In Riot Gear
Thirty-Three People Arrested During Sacramento Freedom Protest
Apparently protesting a governor for redress of grievances, during a time of arbitrary suspension of the first amendment to the U.S. constitution, is grounds for arrest.
As a result 33 Californians were arrested for not complying with the governor’s order they were protesting against.
Their failure of citizens to keep distant from each-other made them scofflaws to the dictates of the state government.