WATCH: Protesters gather outside Missouri governor's home demanding he 'open up' the economy

“People are saying ‘don’t tell me how to freedom’,” Speaker Tim Jones.

The Marc Cox Morning Show
April 21, 2020 - 7:14 am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KFTK) — Several hundred protesters out on foot and in their vehicles gathered in Jefferson City on Tuesday. They were calling for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to "open up" businesses that have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The "Open Missouri" protest ended at Parson's home with about 150-200 holding signs and shouting for the economy to be reopened. Some people were seen holding semiautomatic guns.

The crowd dispersed around 1:15 p.m.

Similar protests have been happening around the U.S. with people saying the stay-at-home orders are unnecessary and are seriously damaging the economy. 

A protest to open up the economy in St. Louis County is planned in downtown Clayton at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

University of Missouri student reporter Seth Bodine contributed to this article which was originally published by our partner station, KMOX.

KFTK's previous reporting

Former Missouri Speaker Tim Jones joins Marc to discuss the protests against stay-at-home orders in Missouri.

The Gateway Pundit joins the show with local protest details:

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