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Group protests stay at home order outside Indiana Statehouse

Posted at 9:43 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 21:43:05-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Dozens of people gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse before Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's announcement Friday protesting the stay at home order.

Standing shoulder to shoulder, more than 100 people were holding signs and calling on Holcomb to end the stay at home order to send Hoosiers back to work.

"We need to put people back to work," Robert Hall said. "It's hurting the economy and it's hurting people."

Andy Lyons, the co-organizer of the event, says those who attended the rally aren't saying people should go to a businesses, but businesses should be able able to open.

"We are saying businesses should be able to be open and if they deem to put things into place that follow guidelines and customers want to go there, that should be their choice and the customers choice," Lyons said. "That should not be government."

Holcomb and other state leaders say the stay at home order has helped slow the spread of COVID-19 and has saved lives.

"Your patience and discipline has kept the terrible toll from being even worse," Holcomb said.

On Friday, Holcomb announced a plan to help the state move forward and reopen.

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