LYONS, Colo. (CBS4) – Freedom was the rallying cry for some 20 or so individuals who got here out to The Lyons Den on Sunday.
“We’re finished with the lockdown,” mentioned protestor Rebecca Roberts.
They wish to save native companies like The Lyons Den by rolling again the capability limits and masks necessities applied by the state.
“If you wish to put on a masks nice, however we now have to open our companies,” mentioned Roberts.
“It’s a complete violation of our constitutional rights,” mentioned Kendra Parasall.
They are saying they don’t imagine the virus is as dangerous because the media and medical professionals say it’s, and people restrictions they’re protesting are way more dangerous to the nation.
“Persons are shedding their jobs and the stress is so excessive. Children can’t go to high school. It’s insane what’s occurring. Sufficient!”
Not all enterprise homeowners in Lyons really feel the identical method. Some don’t just like the demonstration.
“I vacillate between offended and unhappy,” mentioned Chrystal Decoster.
She owns the Western Stars Gallery & Studio subsequent door. She says enterprise has been powerful, however even with following the principles imposed by the state they’ve been ready to achieve success.
“We had one of the best August, September and October ever,” she mentioned.
Decoster says being inventive with how they do enterprise has saved them. They take a look at their neighbors and assume they might have finished extra to remain open regardless of the rules.
“However as a substitute they had been simply so busy pointing fingers and blaming and never following any guidelines in any respect,” she mentioned.
The protestors who got here to Lyons assume The Lyons Den ought to have by no means been pressured to alter their enterprise mannequin to start with.
“We’ve received to return to work, we’ve received to open up America. America is a free democratic nation!” Roberts mentioned.
Decoster says she goes to maintain following mandates and it doesn’t matter what occurs subsequent along with her neighbors, she is aware of the group will assist her and her enterprise make it by way of these powerful occasions.
“It is a nice loving city, and so they’ve confirmed it in spades for us,” Decoster mentioned.
The rally was initially deliberate for Saturday, however the organizers modified it to Sunday. Once they did that the Western Stars needed to cancel a fundraiser they’d arrange for Lyons firefighters.
They’re as a substitute asking for donations online.