This is really the strangest timeline.
In a showcase of "then why do you even need this?" Florida protestors in Clearwater decided to protest gym closings in the area by...exercising.
A video taken by a WFLA News helicopter showed a group of protestors outside the Clearwater courthouse protesting gym closures.
GYM PROTEST: A group of protesters has gathered outside the courthouse in Clearwater, calling for gyms to reopen in… https://t.co/6YjAIJns5c— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA NEWS)1589210446.0
Their chosen method of protest?
Without the gym.
WATCH: Protesters calling for gyms to reopen in Florida are doing squats and push-ups outside the Clearwater courth… https://t.co/jn75Idp0CJ— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA NEWS)1589210759.0
Protesters calling for gyms to reopen do squats, push-ups outside Clearwater courthouse https://t.co/If5c9EQZMV https://t.co/xAXkrPneM2— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA NEWS)1589212702.0
And folks were puzzled because, if you can work out on the sidewalk...
...why do you need the gym to be open?
@WFLA Protestors call for gyms to reopen by... proving they don’t need gyms?— Sarah Cooper (@Sarah Cooper)1589217122.0
@sarahcpr @WFLA And just like the gym normally, half the people are standing around doing nothing.— Eddie B (@Eddie B)1589217358.0
@WFLA So, they’re doing squats & push-ups outside of the courthouse...they’re just proving that they don’t need a g… https://t.co/HZMAMS4k2z— Jodie (@Jodie)1589215953.0
@WFLA IF YOU CAN DO SQUATS AND PUSH UPS ON THE SIDEWALK, YOU CAN DO THEM IN YOUR LIVING ROOM AND DON’T NEED TO BE A… https://t.co/ajPS82fFA1— Summer Sandiego (@Summer Sandiego)1589211027.0
As the lockdowns across the nation feel more and more endless, people are understandably craving their old lives.
But when it's something you can clearly do without the aid of a facility, why risk your life for It?
More importantly, why make a show out of it?
@WFLA “WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU WHY GYMS NEED TO REOPEN BY DOING EXERCISES THAT DONT NEED A GYM TO BE DONE!” Every… https://t.co/S309HJoRfl— X (@X)1589215630.0
@WFLA https://t.co/9ku2Ay1grX— Baseball (@Baseball)1589216143.0
@WFLA "Here is why I am protesting. Now, watch me destroy my own argument while I do this squat on the sidewalk" #COVIDIOTS— Lou (@Lou)1589212244.0
@WFLA https://t.co/BdK7q1CQf2— Justin Satzman (@Justin Satzman)1589228579.0
Some states will be easing restrictions starting this week, Florida among them.
@WFLA This is funny. Stay outside and do your squats!— Foster's Mom (@Foster's Mom)1589210948.0
@WFLA They are getting a good workout at that protest it seems! They could do the same in a park or in their homes. What's the big drama?— MURRAY (@MURRAY)1589216442.0
@WFLA So it's not that they can't exercise at home, they just require an audience. Neat.— Ghost generation representative (@Ghost generation representative)1589216560.0
@WFLA Pretty cool to demonstrate that you don't need a gym to exercise.— Rob Sheridan (@Rob Sheridan)1589219952.0
It is still unclear exactly when gyms will open and all life can return to normal, but a surefire way to slow that process is to seed more outbreaks.
Exercise at home.
All will be okay again, at some point in the future.
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