A large group of people gathered at the steps of the State Capitol Sunday to protest Colorado’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, which protesters were arguing is an overreach of the state’s authority.
Waving flags and signs, the groups spread out across the capitol’s lawn. Some were seen standing shoulder-to-shoulder on the sidewalk adjacent to Lincoln. Some of those gathered were wearing masks; others were not. Protesters were holding signs, some reading: “Liberate Colorado,” “I want my career back,” and “Open Colorado.”
The event was organized by various groups, including Libertarian parties around the metro area and ReOpen Colorado, which has started as a Facebook group of concerned citizens.
Governor Jared Polis extended his stay-at-home order to April 26th when it was initially set to expire in early April. The toll that this has taken on the economy is being felt across Colorado and the nation.