If police will lead a 50-something housewife away in ‘cuffs for exercising her First Amendment rights, what do you think they’ll do to a man for exercising his Second Amendment rights…?
Citing their First Amendment right to peaceful assembly, the civil rights group Reopen North Carolina marched in opposition to the edict issued by Gov. Roy Cooper (D) stay-at-home order.
For their trouble, Reopen NC found their peaceful assembly broken-up by the Capitol Police, and one of their members arrested by the same.
As reported by The Washington Times;
Police on Monday dispersed a group of people protesting outside the General Assembly amid Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order, which prohibits residents from leaving their homes except for “essential activities” and bans gatherings of more than 10 people.
Demonstrators demanded the reopening of businesses in North Carolina and held signs that read, “Reopen NC,” “Freedom is not free,” and “#ReopenNC #Tyranny,” WNCN reported.
Monica Faith Ussery, 51, was arrested by State Capitol Police and charged with violating an executive order, the station reported.
After her arrest, Raleigh police tweeted, “Protesting is a non-essential activity.”
Protesting is a non-essential activity.
— Raleigh Police (@raleighpolice) April 14, 2020