Protesters demanding the reopening of California gathered outside of the state Capitol building in Sacramento on May 1, calling for Gov. Gavin Newsom to end social distancing orders
Footage shows demonstrators waving American flags outside the Capitol with several holding signs, one reading “F—k Newsom”.
Other rallies against COVID-19 restrictions broke out elsewhere in California, notably in Huntington Beach where several hundred protesters turned out to demonstrate against beach closures.
As of May 1, California has reported 50,442 cases of COVID-19 and 2,073 deaths. Credit: @ruthsalexander via Storyful