When presidents join protests

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Not everyone thinks lockdowns are a good idea. People have been protesting lockdowns in several US states, and in Chile, Brazil, Canada and Berlin.

The mainstream media has been describing the American protests as “right wing” or pro-Trump, and Trump has been supportive of the protests. But why should political affiliations have so much sway over an issue of this kind?

Are we really so tribal that our actions have to be dictated by political affiliation? Or is this just another form of manipulation and control by the authorities?

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SHOW NOTES

Guardian op-ed on anti-lockdown protests:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/commentisfree/2020/apr/21/anti-lockdown-protests-trump-right-wing

Chile protests:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52370165

Bolosnaro joins the Brazil protests:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52351636

Sun report on protests:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11452281/president-donald-trump-lockdown-protesters-social-distancing-coronavirus/

Pretending not to climb
https://eveningsends.com/pretending-not-to-climb/

Vote NONE website:
http://www.votenone.org.uk/

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