Some Hoosiers to protest extension of stay-at-home order Monday at Indiana Statehouse
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Governor Eric Holcomb is expected to extend the stay-at-home order Monday afternoon until May 1 and it’s not sitting well with some Hoosiers. A protest is set to take place outside the Statehouse.
The governor will also address the concern to open businesses. Holcomb is working on a plan to safely reopen parts of the economy, which could likely be done region by region. He says he has contacted restaurants, retailers and other parts of the economy to get their input.
The original stay-at-home order would have expired Monday, April 20.
There’s a handful of people that are fed up with the extension as dozens protested outside Governor Holcomb’s home on Saturday.
News 8 talked with some of the protesters. They told us they didn’t want to wait any longer for life to return to normal and are ready for Indiana to open back up. The say it felt like their freedom had been taken away.
The protest on Monday will be at the Statehouse from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. with the same intention from Saturday. Protesters claim it’s a violation of the Indiana constitution.
Protesters are hoping Holcomb will address the crowd.