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We must thank the Donald for alerting us, by tweeting, about the lockdown protests in the USA – which are also happening in China, Germany, Italy, Spain etc. Until now these protests have been ignored in the mainstream media.

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  1. We must not thank the Donald for anything except right wing hysteria, lies, disdain for science and conspiracy ravings. The man has less credibility than porridge. You really think there’s protests in China against the lockdown?! You are delusional my friend. Trump = the evil he is trying to foment.

  2. I cannot tell if this letter is intended to be ironic. In fact the mainstream media in America has treated the anti-lockdown protests as big events, way out of proportion to the numbers involved. Most of the population are doing the right thing by staying at home, so of course there are no counter demonstrations. The lockdown protests are also ‘astroturf’ events, that is, they are not genuinely popular movements but are organised and financed by rich elites with an ultra right-wing agenda. In Michigan for example, where the fascist group ‘Proud Boys’ blocked a hospital emergency entrance, the protest was financed by the billionaire DeVos family through various political channels (Michigan Conservative Coalition, Michigan Freedom Fund, etc). In the USA gun-fetishing cretins like the Proud Boys and other anti-democratic terrorists can always be relied on to turn up when the Republican Party whistles, but opinion polls show a huge majority of Americans in favour of the stay-at-home order.


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