What are the ‘reopen’ protesters really saying?

Protesters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on April 20 call for the governor to lift restrictions meant to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.AP Photo/Matt SlocumDiana Daly, University of ArizonaThe “anti-lockdown” and #Reopen protests in the U.S. have powerful and secretive backers, but there are real Americans on the streets expressing their opinions.As an ethnographer – someone who studies cultural participation – I’m interested in who those Americans are, and why they’re upset.I spent the last week in what you might call an online road trip, studying 30 posts of protest footage from ev…

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