On Friday, May 15, there was an event at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford that would definitely have to be termed a protest event.
There were many pro-President Trump signs, pro-America signs, and pro-First and Second Amendment signs. The protesters' motivation was mostly anti-Governor Wolf and his statewide shutdown of small business. People chanted: If big business can be open, then why not small business?
People of diverse cultures were present, all adamant about their discomfort with the way things are going in this state and country. They waved American flags and said they did not want to see the United States slip into the type of government-dominated country they'd left behind.
There were banners, signs, flags, and bullhorns blaring messages about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This was a very spirited protest but there was no violence.
There were no counter-protesters on the scene. The only opposing views were expressed from some passing cars, few and far between, whose occupants were totally unhappy with the protest. Most passing by were either in support or chose not to rattle any cages.
Objections were, however, expressed online. Some complained that the protesters were not wearing masks and therefore putting themselves and others at risk. They said the protesters were foolish and selfish, and that this kind of activity might just prolong the shutdowns if the result was more people getting sick.
I asked around if anyone knew who organized this event. Nobody had a clue about that. The most I could get is that the idea seemed to be mentioned on social media and then took on a life of its own. It appeared to be more spontaneous than planned.