MERIDIAN, Idaho — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was one of several dozen protesters who showed up at a southwestern Idaho police officer’s home after the officer took into custody an activist at a city playground closed because of the coronavirus.
The protesters at the officer’s home on Tuesday are angry with Republican Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order. Meridian has closed at least some portions of parks. Anti-vaccine activist Sara Brady, 40, was one of several parents who went to the closed playground on Tuesday and refused to follow an officer’s instruction to leave, then told the officer to arrest her. She has been charged with trespassing.
At Governor Little's press conference Thursday, he was asked a question about the protests and called them "disgusting."
Little also had harsh words for business owners who choose to ignore his stay-home order. A gym in Middleton and a bar in Nampa have already reopened. Little says he does not condone these actions, adding that "It's not fair to the rest of the citizens of Idaho that are making these sacrifices. People who don't comply with this stage (of reopening Idaho) or other stages are jeopardizing peoples health."