Frustration over Gov. Greg Abbott’s mandates and executive order in response to the Chinese coronavirus are hitting a fever pitch, as citizens organize a protest at the Governor’s Mansion against “King Abbott” on Saturday, October 10.

“Tired of King Abbott’s lock down? Tired of masks and HIS control? THIS TYRANNY MUST END NOW,” reads the event flyer.

“If he wants our liberty…he will have to come right to our doors and take it himself. We can no longer allow him to steal our freedoms.”

Sponsored by “The Still-Somewhat Free Citizens of Texas,” the protest seeks out business owners, bar owners, salon owners, parents, and Texans at large who are frustrated with the shutdown orders and mandates that have originated from Abbott’s office since March.

Those slated to attend the event include Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, State Sen. Bob Hall, former State Sen. Don Huffines, former State Sen. Konni Burton, former State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, and other grassroots leaders including Julie McCarty, JoAnn Fleming, Michael Quinn Sullivan, Mark Meckler, and others.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, located at 1010 Colorado St. in Austin.

Note: The event organizers were originally told State Rep. Steve Toth would appear, but he has since backed down. The article has been updated to reflect that.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens