In over a dozen American states, protesters have taken to the streets, blocking roads and honking car horns, against stay-at-home orders.
Those taking to the streets say that the stringent measures restricting movement and businesses are unnecessarily hurting citizens.
Protesters say the stay-at-home measures imposed by state governments to control the spread of COVID-19 are an overreaction.
Some have also come bearing firearms as gun rights groups have been among the organisers, citing infringements on civil liberties.
Some also say keeping these restrictions in place too long will cause long-term damage to local economies.
But not everyone wants to see all restrictions eased immediately: some groups have also called for quarantining just the vulnerable, more testing to get people back to work or redefining “essential” businesses.
In Colorado, hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters were met with a counter-protest by a few healthcare workers, who, dressed in scrubs, blocked traffic at crossroads.
On the other hand, some experts warned such rallies could cause a surge in coronavirus cases.