Lockdown Protests Sweep Europe

Lockdown Protests Sweep Europe

(ReliableNews.org) – Protests are popping up all over the US as people express their desires to get back to work and some sense of normalcy. While that’s been going on, there’ve been the typical anti-American remarks about our citizens being stupid because they want their freedom. Well, it turns out, we aren’t the only ones who want our lives back.

Many European countries have been under lockdown like the US, and people are sick of it. On May 16, people in several cities across the region protested the measures and demanded their governments allow businesses to reopen. In Warsaw, Poland police used tear gas on protestors. Residents in London, England were arrested as they demonstrated in Hyde Park.

More than 5,000 protestors in Stuttgart, Germany crowded together to protest.

These are just a few examples. People in Spain and Italy have also taken to the streets.

It was only a matter of time before people started rising up. The global economy is being battered. People are losing their jobs, retirement, businesses and dignity. COVID-19 is a deadly, vicious illness, but poverty and isolation are also killers.

The protestors just want their freedoms back so they can pull themselves out of the mess created by the pandemic. Governments are going to have to decide quickly if they’re going to restore personal freedoms or keep pushing citizens to the point of ignoring the laws.

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