Protesters rally against Illinois stay-at-home order in Chicago Loop

CHICAGO — Protesters assembled outside the Thompson Center Friday to demand that Gov. JB Pritzker lift his coronavirus restrictions, and reopen the state’s economy.

A group called Freedom Movement USA planned a day-long rally featuring a full slate of speakers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This same group staged a rally about a week ago to push for a full reopening of Illinois. The rally fell on the same day the governor’s new executive order took effect extending the stay-at-home orders until May 30.

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