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Organizers plan rally at State Capitol building to 'reopen Wisconsin'

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Posted at 8:25 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 09:49:50-04

MADISON — A rally is being planned outside the State Capitol building to protest Governor Tony Evers' newly-extended "Safer at Home" order.

The protest, led by ReOpen Wisconsin and Wisconsinites Against Excessive Quarantine, will take place Friday, April 24, the original end date of the "Safer at Home" order.

"Government mandating sick people to stay home is called quarantine. However, the government mandating healthy citizens to stay home, forcing businesses and churches to close is called tyranny," says Reopen Wisconsin.

The groups say they are going to peacefully protest lockdown restrictions continuing beyond May 1.

"It is not sustainable to continue this lockdown as the economic and societal consequences will be irreversible," the groups write in a statement.

ReOpen Wisconsin and Wisconsinites Against Excessive Quarantine are organizations formed in the last five days with members, they claim, exceed 10,000. The groups say they are not affiliated with any political party, political action group, or any other organization.

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