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Harrisburg, Pa – On Monday, April, 20 at noon more than ten-thousands citizens are expected to gather in the capital city to peacefully protest Governor Wolf’s excessive restrictions, and to take back the Keystone State.

Organizers are encouraging social distancing at the event, and attendees are told to “wear a face mask if you feel so inclined.”

Protests are beginning to emerge across the country as concerned citizens strive to return the economy to normal. These protests have been peaceful, as will this event. The organizations planning the event say they are not affiliated with any political group. They believe forcing healthy citizens to stay home and forcing businesses and churches to close is tyranny.

The state has been under a stay-at-home order since April 1 in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, which had killed 647 Pennsylvanians as of Wednesday. All nonessential business were ordered closed by the governor March 16. Millions of Pennsylvania residents have been unable to work and are filing for unemployment benefits in droves. Nearly 1.5 million in the Keystone State have filed for unemployment since March 15.

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Maps have been provided for citizens who are planning to attend. The main routes feeding into the City of Harrisburg have been highlighted, including Interstates 81, 76, 83, and 283, as well as State Route 15, and 322. When entering, exiting, and traveling through the city it is important to avoid the areas around the hospitals, and emergency routes for first responders. 

To bypass the hospital when entering the city from Interstate 83, take an alternative route by using the exit ramps at 13th and 17th Street, then proceed North to State Street. Turn west (left) onto State Street towards the rear of the Capitol Complex on Commonwealth Avenue, by crossing the State Street Bridge. 

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Attendees are advised to use caution when congregating near the Capitol steps and in the parking areas surrounding the Capitol Complex on North Street and on State Street.

Based on the online response, event organizers are expecting a large turnout. A rolling, or ‘drive-by’ protest has also been endorsed by the organizers of the event.

The suggested route will begin in the area of the Capitol Complex in downtown Harrisburg, then proceed north on the 3-lane, one-way N. 2nd Street towards the Governor’s mansion on the 2000 block where a Sunoco gas station is positioned at the intersection. Organizers have emphasized the importance of making a bold statement here as a show of force to counter the tyranny of the Governor.

The route will then turn east (right) on the two-way Maclay Street and proceed to turn south on two-way N. 3rd Street.

Event organizers also plan to protest Harrisburg’s mayor, an ally of Governor Wolf. Mayor Eric Papenfuse has recently been named in a federal lawsuit regarding an abuse of power scandal. The mayor owns a controversial bookstore, The Midtown Scholar, that is located on this section of the route on N. 3rd St., at the Broad Street Market. Concerned citizens also intend to protest deviant activity that has been hosted by the mayor at his bookstore.

From here the route will continue down 3rd Street towards the Capitol Complex. The main steps in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol are located on N. 3rd Street at State Street. The wide open area at this intersection has been the traditional backdrop for activism in the city.

The areas highlighted in purple are emergency response routes and must be avoided. This means that traffic entering the city cannot use the 2nd Street gateway entrance from Interstate 83. The Market Street Bridge and Front Street should be avoided entirely.

Citizens traveling from Pittsburgh are suggested to use the Gettysburg Pike exit from Intestate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike), then proceed north on Route 15 towards the Harvey Taylor Bridge. 

For those incoming from Interstate 81, it has been suggested to use Cameron and Maclay Streets to avoid Front Street. 

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Inscription on Pa Capitol Building:
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”
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Captiol Complex – North St. between Commonwealth Ave, 3rd St.

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Governor’s Mansion at 2nd & Maclay St.

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Capitol Complex – 3rd St. between North St, State St.

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Downtown Harrisburg facing west toward Susquehanna River

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Capitol Complex as seen from the State Street Bridge facing west

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Midtown Scholar Bookstore at 3rd & Verbeke

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Entering Downtown from Harvey Taylor Bridge

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Downtown Harrisburg
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Entering Harrisburg from 83 via 2nd Street
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Downtown Harrisburg facing south over Forester Street

 

 

 

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45 Comments

  1. You need to proceed to the town of Mt. Wolf Pa where the Governor lives. He’s not at the mansion. That would be great.

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  2. My comment also, leave out the Governor’s Mansion, he doesn’t operate or live there anyway. The PA tax payers are footing the bill on operations from his personal house.

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    1. I pray to God these morons don’t infect and kill someone! They should be put into enforced quarantine until it is verified they are not carriers!

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      1. Thanks for doubling down on the tyranny Gary, much appreciated.

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      2. The virus is mostly a vehicle to make this country what it be when the Dems get power again ..if someone dies of a heart attack the doc is advised to lable it covid- 19 so not all these deaths are that as they claim dirty politics going on and that vaccine had a chip to track and control another dirty trick ..imagine that…

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      3. You are soo right. No one not even they themselves know if they have the virus or are they a carrier. All the governors in each state are doing what they have to do to keep everyone they can ALIVE this virus is serious and alot of people are not taking it that way.what are these protesters going to do after they protest then they come down with the virus. Hay we all want things back,,,but now is not the right time unless you want the virus. Think people think

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  3. Oh. So during a normal rush hour day those emergency response routes are not clogged. Get in line little sheep. That’s the whole point Disrupt the capitol. Not oh. We will leave those roads open. Such a disgrace

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  4. In his press conference on Friday, April 17, 2020 Governor Wolf acknowledged that people have the right to protest. However,your right to protest should be exercised in such a way that it doesn’t threaten your own health and safety as well as the health and safety of other people. The type of mass gathering that you are promoting violates the Guidelines from the Federal Centers for Disease Control which are designed to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. What you are advocating promotes the spread of the pandemic. You are putting your own lives, first responders’lives,and many other people’s lives at risk, especially vulnerable people like the elderly.

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    1. Please, shut up. I’ve survived this long by being careful and if I want to protest (as a small business owner that is suffering), I will and I should. If you are afraid, don’t come out. We don’t need a nay sayer anyways. This protest has been posted with guidelines for all of us to be safe. I am 58, a diabetic with asthma, a small business owner and also a part-time school bus driver. If I haven’t contracted COVID-19 by now, then I must be doing things right.

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      1. I agree Susan.I am Vietnam Veteran and our constitution was violated. Land of the free home of the brave. If you believe the idiot Govenor and Secretary of health hide. We the people want our freedom

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      2. „…diabetic with asthma (…) then I must be doing things right.“
        With such a statement, Susan, you‘re qualifying yourself for the Darwin award.
        Good luck, stay healthy, honestly!

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      3. WOW…really? It is because of people like you that this virus keeps spreading and everyone else is put at risk because you won’t stay home! I am guessing that your life is not that important to you? Do you have Family? Children? Are their lives important to you? Do you care if you put them at risk? You have underlying health issues? You must have a death wish then? I don’t care what precautionary measures any of you’s take, there is no way with all these people that there can be social distancing! You should all be arrested and instead of being thrown in jail, they should throw all of you in an ICU to witness the people on respirators almost near death and fighting for their lives being all alone with no one by their sides but medical personnel and your punishment would be to witness them suffering until the very end. People like you make me sick to say the least! YOU are the people that are spreading the virus! Have you been tested to see if you are carrying the virus? You think that you have been doing things right? I wouldn’t wish this virus on my worst enemy, however, maybe if you contract the virus or someone in your family does because of you then you will truly understand and / or care what all of this is about!

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  5. Dennis Biancuzzo April 18, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Sharing this from a friend of a friend:

    I think if you want to protest in any state about the stay at home quarantine. You should sign a petition that
    #1 Puts you on a list that denies you any COVID medical attention.
    2. You should not be allowed to protest with a mask and gloves.
    3. You are last in line for a COVID vaccine when one is available.
    4 That list needs to be made public so my family and I know to avoid you and your family.

    I’m certainly not denying you your right to protest I just don’t want your blatant stupidity and denial to bring my family harm! #BeASolution #FlattenTheCurve #StayTheFuckHome

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    1. You are kidding right? Such sheep. Bow down and accept whatever they tell you to do, as they lead you right to the slaughter. I hope 100,000 people show up!

      #Getoutandprotest

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    2. Joseph Brothers April 18, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      I dont want a freaking mask and I have never been afraid of the flu…and why is your family any more important than mine?!…my five very young adult children won’t have a country left to live in if people like you get your way.

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    3. Stay safely in your house little sheepy, but do not go into Walmart, Do not go to the conveinence store and do not rely on your free checks to keep rolling in when the state and federal gov. Is dead ass broke. When you are starving dont knock on my door. I wont have gloves or Mask ON and would never be stupid enough to take any vaccine and injected dyes this gov has to offer.

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      1. Lol, I can’t wait until all the idiots like you get infected and die off. Talking about sheep while spewing ridiculous conspiracy theories. It’s people like you who have created the resurgence of diseases that had previously been almost completely eradicated. You sicken me.

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      2. Of course, you have every right to be stupid and subject yourself to risking your health!
        You should be ashamed that you have not taken the time to educate yourself about just what a Pandemic is and how to protect yourself and others in you family. A trip to Italy would give you an idea of just how dangerous your actions are! Too bad your actions and discard for others will cause such grief!

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    4. You stay home in fear and die a thousand times, keep your vaccines, keep your masks and gloves, and f your list , and believe me your opinions tell me I would not associate with you.

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  6. I got a better idea, protest by going to work. what good is a one shot group hug in harrisburg gonna do? nothing…wolf doesnt care what you think, he is a lame duck pol.

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  7. You are sheep being led by your stupid egos
    Your massive protest will put hundreds or thousands of people in danger by spreading this virus and causing many more cases and fatalities.
    Shame on you

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    1. I assume you have emperical evidence that a protest will spread the virus? Let’s stay away from name calling and have a civil discussion about the dangers of economic collapse and the decline of the mental health of a lot of people due to the stay at home order. There are other things that should be considered. Please do not be so dismissive when there are other negative consequences that should be discussed. BTW – there are two health care workers in my household. I know what is going on out there.

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  8. Just be sure that you do not seek medical attention when you or your loved ones get the virus. Your actions put others , especially the medical staff at hospitals, at risk.

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  9. Just be sure that you do not seek medical attention when you or your loved ones get the virus. Your actions put others , especially the medical staff at hospitals, at risk. And stay away from others not participating

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    1. Joseph Brothers April 18, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      I have an Idea..drop dead Carol that way those of us who actually love our country can live in it. cowards die a thousand deaths and the wicked flee when none persueth.

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      1. Lol

        “I love my country SO MUCH that I want hundreds of thousands of my fellow citizens to die just so I don’t have to be inconvenienced by a mask. I don’t want to stay home for a few weeks. Why won’t more people willing die so that I can stop being inconvenienced? MAGA!”

        Is that about right? Because that’s how you sound. Idiot.

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  10. Actions like this will serve only to spread the virus more than it would have without them. While the idea if the participants catching it and dying is poetic justice giving it to potentially a million others is criminal and evil.

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  11. You should be ashamed of yourself. You are the true coward, Joseph brothers. Your silliness won’t affect Governor Wolf and it won’t change his mind. All that will happen is that you have a good chance of causing the deaths and suffering of many innocent people. In your home town.

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  12. Covid Quarantine April 18, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Deviant activity at the bookstore? You mean like poetry readings and book discussions with authors? By Tyranny, are you refering to the tyranny of the minority as discussed by Madison and Hamilton in the Federalist Papers? I’m sure the corona virus is eagerly anticipating all the victims you all are gonna liberate into its deadly grasp. Do us all a favor and go liberate the White House from the real threat to this country.

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  13. Stay Home Whiners April 19, 2020 at 3:05 am

    Y’all are a bunch of idiots. Natural selection at work. Republicans thinking their own herd.

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  14. Fuck the Alt Right April 19, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I’m shocked that so Many people will be protesting along with the neo nazi based PA groups.

    Regardless on how you feel about the situation. Co organizing with skinheads is not an answer, and I would never attend a event alongside them.

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    1. Neo-nazi group? Is that really who you think all the protesters are? That is far off base in my view. Let’s look at a, perhaps, over-simplification, but yet a summary of Nazi Germany. What did they do to the Jews?

      First – took away their ability to defend themselves. They confiscated their guns.
      Second – controlled the schools and indoctrinated the young people to fit their anti-semetic agenda
      Third – forced Jews to identify themselves by having them wear the star of David.
      Fourth – Created a Stay at Home order.

      So do you think the protesters are supported of any of those things? I hardly think so. Do you think it can’t happen here?

      I am not one of the protesters, but those who I know have very real concerns that should not be dismissed so readily. Just how close are we to a situation that would bring such huge jobs losses that many families could never recover? Just how close are we to putting the mental health of a large number of people at great risk? These are legitimate questions and we’re not hearing anything from our leaders that these things are even being considered. Maybe they are. If they are, then let’s be part of the discussion. Your name calling is not helpful.

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      1. Fuck the Alt Right April 19, 2020 at 9:07 pm

        The Proud Boys are attending, They are in fact a Neo Nazi Group.

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  15. WOW…really? It is because of people like you that this virus keeps spreading and everyone else is put at risk because you won’t stay home! I am guessing that your life is not that important to you? Do you have Family? Children? Are their lives important to you? Do you care if you put them at risk? You have underlying health issues? You must have a death wish then? I don’t care what precautionary measures any of you’s take, there is no way with all these people that there can be social distancing! You should all be arrested and instead of being thrown in jail, they should throw all of you in an ICU to witness the people on respirators almost near death and fighting for their lives being all alone with no one by their sides but medical personnel and your punishment would be to witness them suffering until the very end. People like you make me sick to say the least! YOU are the people that are spreading the virus! Have you been tested to see if you are carrying the virus? You think that you have been doing things right? I wouldn’t wish this virus on my worst enemy, however, maybe if you contract the virus or someone in your family does because of you then you will truly understand and / or care what all of this is about!

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    1. Let’s try to control our anger here. Do I have Family? Yes. Children? Yes. Are their lives important to you? yes. Do you care if you put them at risk? I am concerned that what our leaders are doing is putting my family in a whole other sort of risk. You have underlying health issues? Yes.

      So if I am no longer able to provide for my family because I cannot work, isn’t that a concern? yes, I have a family and children. if I cannot go to work to bring the income I need to provide for them, I am as concerned about that as I am about the virus.

      I am simply saying that there are other things to consider. I have health care workers in my family. I know what they are facing. But our government must be careful not to introduce new problems that are equally perilous to the health and well being of the citizens of PA.

      You suggestthat protesters are the people that are spreading the virus? Do you have proof of that? I believe most protesters will respect the safe distancing and many will stay in their vehicles.

      Please, let’s have a civil discussion of the concerns that have some merit.

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  16. So many disgusting people in these comments that don’t care if they infect thousands of others with their pointless protest. The shutdown is trying to save lives and anyone who thinks jobs are more important than lives need to go talk to those who have lost loved ones to this disease. You all disgust me.

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    1. The loss of jobs is not something we should so readily dismiss. If enough jobs are lost to cause an economic collapse, there is a very real possibility that lives will be lost as a result. The great depression proved that to be a very real danger. So let’s not so easily dismiss job loss. I realize there are lived being lost – that is undeniable and regrettable. We simply have to be careful that we don’t introduce a situation that has the potential to lead to a greater problem

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  17. Open the liquor stores! You wouldn’t be receiving half the blow back from your overstepped authority if you didn’t force people to despise you…although you are a pedophilic moron!

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  18. Please folks, I’m begging you. If you don’t trust the politicians, then read and listen to the scientists and medical professionals. Our only hope for saving lives AND getting our economy back on track is to stay home and prevent spread of this virus. If you must protest, please do it from within your vehicles. 🙏🏻

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    1. I appreciate your civil post – no name calling or bad words. I really do like when we can have a civil discussion. With that said, I believe many of the protesters plan on doing what you suggest, that is, staying in their vehicles. Those who I know are going are doing just that. Your comment to listen to the scientists and medical professionals is fine, but they are NOT economists. Your assertion that our only hope for saving lives AND getting our economy back on track is to stay home is what many of us are questioning. A severe economic downturn has the potential to create a situation that could lead to putting more lives at risk. Llisten to those who lost loved ones during the great depression. The mental health of the residents of PA is also something to monitor. The stay at home order has a negative impact to the economy as well as the mental health of a large number of people. Many of us are protesting that the only criteria being considering for easing the restrictions is the rate of infection. But that cannot be the only criteria. If the economy collapses or we end up with a much larger number of people suffering debilitating depression or anxiety , then what have we just done?

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  19. *thumbs up* Coronoavirus likes this

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  20. One GIANT F U to all those planning to attend.

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  21. What are they protesting for him trying to save lives? Maybe the protesters should go work in the hospital for a few weeks they they would see WTF is going on and why he made the decisions he made!

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    1. Let’s get real and serious here. I have a son who was in EMT school when the stay at home order was issued. EMT training requires too much hands-on work, so the EMT class is now closed. He would have graduated in June. The indefinite timeframe for the stay at home order means he has no idea when we can resume EMT training. There are EMTs quitting their jobs because of the current situation. He is one who wants to get into the fight, along with his classmates, but they can’t. Another son of my wants to be a firefighter, But guess what? Firefighter training facilities are closed. Another son is very close to being certified as a commercial pilot. You guess it. Flight schools are grounded. Pilots have to stay current on their certifications. My son is about to lose his because he cannot fly. Yet another child is a health care worker who has seen several patients die. She cannot visit us in person, nor is she supposed to visit her boyfriend. Are her needs for comfort and help coping to be ignored? I am not making this stuff up. This is my reality. So now I am supposed to provide my family on half of my income from unemployment insurance, for how long exactly? Meanwhile, my neighbors are school teachers who are not working and yet are still fully paid. These are valid concerns. How exactly are our leaders addressing these things? Why can’t we have a CIVIL discussion so our leaders can know what is happening to families like mine. I am not a neo-nazi as Ray Lay wants to imply. It’s unfortunate that there are a few protesters who are, but that does NOT invalidate my concerns or my reasons to protest in order to inform our government on the consequences that may not be aware of. Just how are we to address the fact that EMT and paramedic classes are cancelled when those are just the type of people we need right now? Hence my reasons for protesting.

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  22. We need to have a civil discussion on what the criteria is for easing up on restriction. In my view, there are at least three areas that need to be considered. The rate of infection seems to be the ONLY criteria, but there are others that must be considered. The three main areas are: 1) The rate of infection course, 2) how close do we want o get to economic collapse or even just major economic impacts to families that jeapardize their ability to stay in their homes, provide for their families, etc? 3) what is the impact to the mental health of the residents of PA? I realize of course that determining the decline of mental health due to the ongoing restriction will be difficult to quantify, but I can testify that I have seen some young people that are struggling with depression who were not suffering before the stay at home order. The rate of infection is a consideration, of course, but it cannot be the only consideration. If the economy collapses, a lot more people will suffer greatly. Look up on the history of the great depression. I know of someone whose grandfather dies of starvation during the great depression. The leaders of PA need to guard against this possibility. That is why many of us are protesting.

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