A couple hundred Carson City area residents gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion Saturday to protest Governor Steve Sisolak’s plan to slowly let Nevadans get back to working, playing and shopping. But the crowd wanted change NOW as they waved their signs and American flags. There were also a lot of State Troopers, Carson City and Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies monitoring the protest . For the most part the protesters were pretty much well behaved but their signs were emphatic – they want Nevada to return to normalcy NOW…not in six months. The state is expected to begin easing restrictions starting May 15th. Gaming establishments will remain closed for the time being.
Medical experts continue to warn that suddenly opening up the country would very likely trigger a new wave of Covid-19 virus infections causing America’s hospitals to overflow with new victims along with a steep increase in deaths. But the crowd seemed oblivious to those warnings. They just want to get back to work and back to normal.
There were no rebuttals to the protests. Law enforcement stood by patiently on scene keeping the peace and Nevada’s First Family’s home safe and secure. There were no arrests. It was the third in a series of protests here in the Capital City. See photos below.