Earlier this week I took this picture from the KJ103 studio window not aware of what was happening. I just saw people with signs encouraging Oklahoma to 'get back to work' and to 'reopen the state.' According to KFOR this was part of a Rally by a group called 'OK Back 2 Work" that started at Penn Square Mall and ended in front of the State Capitol.
As you can see from my picture below the group was much larger than 10 people and between my picture and news coverage of the event they weren't standing 6 feet apart either.
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt was asked this event during a press conference today and said the following:
“When I see images like that, I think of the healthcare professionals on the front lines who are going out every day, in some cases, leaving their families for weeks at a time and putting their lives on the line and putting themselves in danger to take care of strangers. Those people are gonna get sick, especially if that behavior reflects their daily activity. I know that those brave and courageous public health professionals, who are actually brave and are actually courageous, are going to take care of those people just the same,” Holt said. “And I hope that weighs heavy on their heart when they do that kind of thing. People are getting sick and people are dying and people on the front lines are sacrificing everything for us, and we should sacrifice just a little for them.”
Photo Credit: @JJRyanOnAir