Clutching signs that read “Stop King Ned” and “Unmask our Kids,” about 250 protesters gathered outside the state Capitol on Monday to push back against Gov. Ned Lamont’s request to extend his pandemic-related emergency powers and maintain a series of executive orders dealing with public health and civil preparedness.But for many in the crowd, the rally was about more than masks and other COVID-19 mandates. Fueled by the anger of talk radio hosts and amplified by Republican officials, the demonstration signified growing frustration over what participants say is the heavy hand of government encroaching on individual liberties, from managing the pandemic to pushing for tolls on the state’s highways.
WHO IS NED LAMONT?
Globalist, elitist, hectomillionaire.
Great-grandson of JP Morgan partner Thomas W. Lamont who created The Fed Reserve @ Jekyll Island
His father worked on the Marshall Plan & HUD
Grand-nephew of famed Socialist & ACLU director Corliss Lamont