ATLANTA — As Georgia began to reopen today under the much-scrutinized order of Gov. Brian Kemp, dozens expressed their dissent with a rolling protest past the governor's mansion in Atlanta.
Video from the scene showed a stream of cars - some with signs broadcasting messages such as, "Stay home! It's not time to open!" or "It is too soon to open Georgia!" - driving by the governor's mansion and honking.
But the governor has held steadfast, saying he trusts the Georgia business community to be responsible and wants to give small businesses that may be on the brink a lifeline to try and keep operating.
"We’re not handing the keys back to people and telling them hey back to business as normal," Kemp told 11Alive earlier this week. "There’s a lot of great businesses in our state operating right now under 20 strict guidelines. You haven’t heard the horror stories in those businesses."
Whether from longstanding rivals such as Stacey Abrams or the president, Kemp has shown no sign he will waver under criticism.
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