A group of armed demonstrators protesting North Carolina’s stay-at-home order visited a Raleigh restaurant this weekend, weapons slung over their shoulders, and were captured in photographs that went viral.
Travis Long, a photojournalist with The News & Observer, said he shot the photos inside a Subway on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.
One photo shows a protester carrying what appears to be an AT4 rocket launcher and two pistols in holsters on his waist. Another shows a protester holding a large weapon over his shoulder as he appears to take a selfie. Only two of the protesters who appear in the photos are wearing masks.
But they opened 8 May with phase 1. Soon to follow with phase 2. Why the protest? It makes no sense.
So they are Not protesting lock down because there is no lock down in NC. They are protesting because NC is not reopening fast enough for their liking.
So their signs should say, “Faster Faster” if they were honest. But when the right wing pays for their protests by God there will be a protest even if they already got what they are protesting for……when astroturfing has lost its way.