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Protesters line body bags outside Florida's Capitol building

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Posted at 1:50 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 13:51:05-04

If you've been by the State Capitol building, you might have been treated to a gruesome sight.

On Tuesday morning, a group of people laid out a line of body bags on the steps of the Capitol building.

This group is part of the Indivisible Movement. The body bags represent lives lost due to COVID-19.

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Florida is currently in Phase One of Governor Ron DeSantis' 3-step plan to re-open the state. DeSantis promises to only move forward when there is no evidence of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

However, volunteers say the demonstration is meant to urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to listen to medical experts and not cave to pressure to open the state too fast, which they say risks more lives.

"There needs to be adequate testing and there needs to be contact tracing so that we can actually resume our normal lives," said Spike Gram, a volunteer for the organization.

"Too many people aren't taking this seriously," asserted Mike King, another volunteer. "They're walking around without masks. People have to remember that the mask are not only protecting you but also other people."

Similar demonstrations also took place Tuesday at the State Capitols in Texas and Arizona.