A few hundred protest COVID-19 orders at Texas Capitol
April 19, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A few hundred conservative activists, some waving flags supporting President Donald Trump, demonstrated on the steps of the Texas Capitol building on Saturday to call for an end to social restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The protest in Austin, which wasn't any bigger than the typical protests about other issues during the legislative season, came despite Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement Friday that he plans to start easing such restrictions next week.
The rally was one of several that small-government and supporters of Trump have...