Protesters plan to gather outside the Minnesota governor’s residence Saturday in opposition to Gov. Tim Walz’s new lockdown order.
The “stuff your mandate” protest will take place Saturday at 1 p.m., the first full day of the partial lockdown.
“Protesting the unconstitutional mandate that Tim the turkey is placing on the good citizens of this state. Bring your noise and signs,” states an event description.
During a statewide address Wednesday night, Gov. Walz ordered the closure of all bars, restaurants, pools, gyms, and indoor and outdoor entertainment venues for at least the next four weeks. The order also cancels organized adult and youth sports, and prohibits social gatherings with people from other households.
Minnesota reported 7,877 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 72 new deaths. According to the University of Minnesota, 1,669 Minnesotans are currently hospitalized and another 355 are in an intensive care unit.