Hundreds gather at the state Capitol to protest an extension of Gov. Ned Lamont’s pandemic-related emergency powers

Hundreds gather at the state Capitol to protest an extension of Gov. Ned Lamont’s pandemic-related emergency powers
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.

 

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