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Group protests stay-at-home order outside Governor's Residence

Posted at 4:48 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 23:49:08-04

INDIANAPOLIS — People were outside of the Governor's Residence Saturday protesting Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The protest was organized by Andy Lyons and local groups to let Holcomb know they think the order is an overreach of government, according to a press release from the organizers.

"Our goal is to lift up our voices so that the governor will lift his unconstitutional restrictions because his cure is worse than the disease," the release read.

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The organizers say the state can still take precautions to protect people without an order from Holcomb.

On Friday, Holcomb said the state is planning for a safe and phased reopening.

The stay-at-home order was extended until May 1, when it will likely be changed.

MORE INFO | Indiana stay-at-home order extended to May 1 - at least

Holcomb says he is working with health officials to determine plans for reopening the state's economy and moving forward.

RTV6 has reached out to Holcomb's press office by email for a statement on the protest and is awaiting a response.