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Tue May 5, 2020, 10:02 PM

Bar owner calls in 'armed vigilantes' to protest Texas coronavirus restrictions -- and she joins them

An armed protest against Texas stay-at-home orders ended with eight arrests.

More than 20 demonstrators and members of the armed protest group Open Texas rallied outside Big Daddy Zane’s Bar late Monday afternoon following another demonstration at Anytime Fitness in Odessa, complaining that social distancing measures were unconstitutional, reported the Opelika Auburn News.

“When we help businesses open up, support them,” said Open Texas member and online personal trainer Philip Archibald. “We get them some revenue and we get them back on their feet. We are only going to reopen the country by empowering people and helping them stand up and getting them back off their knees.”

Group members carried military-style rifles, which they claimed were to defend their First Amendment rights, and the bar’s owner asked them to stay on her private property behind the bar instead of the business property.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/bar-owner-calls-in-armed-vigilantes-to-protest-texas-coronavirus-restrictions-and-she-joins-them-in-jail/

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TexasTowelie May 5 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 10:11 PM

1. Hey Archibald, just cause you spent the last 6 weeks on your knees doesn't mean anyone else did (nt)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 10:13 PM

2. They used a SWAT team to deal with them, which was proper for armed vigilantes breaking the law

during a pandemic.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 10:29 PM

3. Buncha idiots with military-style rifles and unlimited access to free liquor.

What possibly could go wrong?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 10:31 PM

4. They sound like very good people

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:38 AM

5. FreeDUMB in AmeriKKKa

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