Coronavirus lockdown has gone too far, Hawaii protesters say
By Bruce Asato |
April 19, 2020
| Updated on April 19, 2020 at 9:50 pm
A caravan of about 50 vehicles Sunday traveled from the state Capitol to Costco in Kapolei to protest what participants consider governmental overreach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advertised as the 2020 Caravan to Restore Our Freedoms by organizers Emil Svrcina and Kai Lorinc, the mobile demonstration brought together an informal coalition of residents who disagree with state mandates relating to the cessation of nonessential business activity, social distancing and other COVID-19 containment measures.
Vehicles line up on Richards Street ready to turn onto South King Street as part of the protest parade around the Capitol.
Steve Wellein and his daughter-in-law, Jenna Wellein, spoke out against the virus preventive measures before the start of the vehicle parade.
Motorcyclists maneuver down Richards Street to turn onto South King Street as part of the protest parade around the Capitol.
Disabled Gulf War veteran Anderson Carson waved his American Flags on his motorized scooter on a South Beretania Street.
Flags were flying from many of the vehicles parading around the Capitol.
American flags were flying from many of the vehicles parading around the Capitol on Sunday.