Roughly two dozen people participated in a rolling caravan on Sunday, April 19. The caravan said their rights are being violated by government mandates that are aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Protesters drove from Kapolei Costco to the state Capitol building waving American flags.
Kauai reportedly had a similar protest on Saturday, April 18, with around two dozen people participating in the protest.
The emergency orders, which went into effect March 25, are all aimed at preventing more people from getting sick. Strong evidence shows that they have worked, with Hawaii seeing a downward trend in new cases. However, those who protested stated that the mandates are hurting the islands.
While rallies locally and nationally have sparked new controversy, national polling shows that the vast majority of Americans support the orders keeping people at home and out of public spaces.
By Kristofel Abella
Ka Lā staff writer