AUSTIN, Texas — Governors eager to rescue their economies and feeling heat from President Donald Trump are moving to ease restrictions meant to control the spread of the coronavirus.
They are acting even as new hot spots emerge and experts warn that moving too fast could prove disastrous.
Adding to the pressure are protests against stay-at-home orders organized by small-government groups and Trump supporters.
They staged demonstrations Saturday in several cities after the president urged them to "liberate" three states led by Democratic governors.
Protests happened in Republican-led states, too.
Meanwhile, infections kept surging in the Northeast.
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