Gubernatorial candidate Tim Eyman attending two protests in Spokane Wednesday
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gubernatorial candidate and anti-tax activist Tim Eyman is scheduled to visit Spokane on Wednesday to protest the current stay home order and fishing restrictions.
Eyman will first attend an “Open for Business” rally, calling on Governor Jay Inslee to begin reopening non-essential businesses.
“What’s more dangerous than COVID-19? One person deciding who’s essential and who’s not,” Eyman’s website reads.
That rally is set for 1 p.m. Starting at 3 p.m, Eyman will be in Franklin Park protesting current fishing restrictions.
“This protest is the first of multiple protests being organized to gain back what was swiftly and abruptly pulled out from underneath our feet; FISHING,” organizers said on Facebook. “As Washington residents, we are dealing with severe dictatorship as the only state in the Union that has closed all recreational fishing.”
On Tuesday night, Inslee addressed the state regarding Washington’s plan to reopen. Though he did not provide specifics, he said that recreational and outdoor activities will likely be among the first things to reopen.
As of Wednesday, Washington state is still set to reopen by May 4, but Inslee did say that is subject to change. Inslee has said he will rely on science and models to help make the official decision.
The latest models show Washington should not start easing up on social distancing until, at the earliest, May 25.
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