Wisconsin residents unite online for virtual rally to support Stay-at-Home orders

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(CBS 58) -- A virtual protest is happening this weekend in support of Wisconsin’s Safer at Home rule.

The online response comes after several in-person rallies against the Governor Evers' orders.

It seems, Wisconsin has become a divided place.

Thousands, rallied Friday outside the capitol, for Evers to reopen the state, but thousands of others are choosing to stay inside 

“They have a right to that opinion, what they don’t have a right to do though is put other people at harm," Dane County resident Becky Armstrong said.

On Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, they’re taking to social media.

It's a virtual counter-protest – of words, pictures and videos – backing the Stay at Home orders.

Marathon County resident Marybeth Glenn helped organize the Safer at Home Wisconsin Rally.

“There’s kind of been a cold response to that in terms of ‘this is not my problem. You know your health is not my problem,” Glenn said. “And it’s really sad to see fellow Americans be like that.”

Armstrong said her private sewing business has lost nearly $30,000.

“This is not the flu, this is not a common cold. This is a very deadly disease," Armstrong said.

But to her, staying inside means staying alive.

“I will take that loss of revenue, however, if it means keeping myself, my family, friends, neighbors safe.”

A Facebook group created by the Safer at Home rally organizers has more than 15,000 members.

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