New Jersey woman who organized anti-lockdown protest charged with violating stay-at-home orders

Governor Phil Murphy speaks during a Town Hall in Teaneck at Teaneck High School on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019. (Edwin J. Torres/ GovernorÕs Office)

After allegedly violating Gov. Phil Murphy's stay-at-home orders, a New Jersey woman has been charged after organizing an anti-lockdown protest, something that is protected by the United States constitution.

From Tom River, NJ, Kim Pagan organized a protest designed to be anti-lockdown that was held outside of Trenton at the New Jersey State House on Friday. With American flags and signs demanding that New Jersey re-open, at least two dozen cars were lined up and driving past the State House. As far as the New Jersey State Troopers were concerned, they would respect the citizens' constitutional rights and allow the protest to occur. (Well, kind of.) That was, until, Pagan was charged with a violation against the stay-at-home order of the Garden State.

The Central Jersey Libertarians would post a video of the demonstration on their Facebook page, and it would highlight how a State Trooper was taking down the license plate numbers of vehicles who were partaking in the protest.

That wouldn't stop the protesters, however. Later during the day, a dozen people would show up outside of Gov. Phil Murphy's office for another protest to demand that the governor "open New Jersey."