Headline RoundupApril 17th, 2020

Protests Call for States, Country to Re-open

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Protests broke out in several states this week, with the largest happening in Michigan, as people expressed disdain amid continued social and economic shutdowns. Many of the demonstrations were reportedly led by self-proclaimed pro-Trump conservatives. Left- and center-rated outlets were more likely to frame protesters as "far-right" groups who were ignoring social distancing recommendations and questioning the severity of the pandemic. Conversely, right-rated outlets generally painted the protests as pertaining more to economic instability and the public's desire to return to work. Many reporting outlets also focused on President Trump's apparent support for the demonstrations.

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