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In the News: Protesters in Richmond call for Virginia to reopen

The following excerpt was originally published on The Hill. Click here to read it there.

Protesters in Richmond are calling on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to reopen the state, joining a slew of groups calling for an end of stay-at-home orders in the country. 

ReOpen Virginia, a conservative group, organized a drive-in protest outside the Virginia Capitol on Wednesday, an hour before the general assembly convened. 

“If we don't come together now to get this economy back open and running and healthy, we could very well not have an economy at all when we decide to do it,” David Britt, organizer of the Reopen Virginia rally, told NBC 10.

Northam’s “stay at home” order is in place until June 10, one of the longest orders in place in the country. 

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