‘It’s not a pandemic’: Boston protesters chant ‘it’s a hoax’ and ‘Make America Great Again’
Protesters at the Massachusetts state capitol in Boston (screengrab)

Protests continue against stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Saturday, a large crowd gathered at the Massachusetts state capitol in Boston to protest the shutdown order by Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Matt Stout, state house reporter for the Boston Globe, documented the protest from inside the capitol.

He reported protesters saying "this is communism" and "we don't want your shutdown anymore."

“It’s not a pandemic!” a speaker falsely claimed. “The reason why they’re doing this ... to turn the United States of America into the United Socialist States of America.”

He said the crowd chanted "It's a hoax! It's a hoax!" and "It's time to make America great again.