Hundreds Protest Business Closure In PA At State Capitol

Andrew Limberg
April 20, 2020 - 2:50 pm
Protesters in Harrisburg protest the continued shutdown of businesses in PA

Tony Romeo

Written by: Tony Romeo 

HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of, and across the street from, Pennsylvania’s Capitol building Monday for a noontime rally to protest Governor Wolf’s continuing orders to close non-essential businesses.

A cheer went up as speakers began addressing the protesters, many carrying signs with slogans such as “Stop Crying Wolf” and “Get PA to Work.”

 In the street in front of the Capitol, vehicles – many also adorned with signs – honked their horns and revved their engines.

The crowd heard from members of the state legislature sympathetic to their cause.

One state representative told the protestors he is confident they will do whatever it takes to keep their workplaces safe.

But even as he spoke, protesters looked on, lined up elbow-to-elbow along barricades, most of whom not wearing masks.

A couple hundred people stood in front of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh Monday proesting the same order.

KDKA Radio's Joe DeStio says that over half were not wearing masks. 

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