The husband of a co-founder of the ReOpen North Carolina protest group has said he would be ‘willing to kill people’ to fight the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures.
In the 17-minute video Adam Smith, husband of ReOpenNC founder Ashley Smith from Morganton, North Carolina, said he would ‘bring force’ and ‘bring guns’ if armed authorities tried to stop them protesting.
The ‘peaceful action’ group, ReOpenNC, which held five protests in North Carolina cities on Memorial day began to protest against Governor Roy Cooper’s lockdown measures designed to control the spread of coronavirus.
Ex-marine Mr Smith said in the Facebook live video posted Friday: ‘Are we willing to kill people? Are we willing to lay our lives down? We have to say yes.’
He added: ‘If you bring force, we’re gonna bring force. If you bring guns, we’re gonna bring guns. If you’re armed with this, we’re gonna be armed with this.’