In-car protest against COVID-19 prevention efforts planned for downtown Columbia, S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — People who want to reopen the economy amid the coronavirus are planning a protest with their cars in downtown Columbia at midday Friday.The event is named “Operation Gridlock SC Columbia Reopen & Rescue SC Economy “ on one Facebook page, and “Drive to Thrive SC” on another Facebook page.Columbia police chief Skip Holbrook said Wednesday that his 435-officer department is ready for whatever happens. Other South Carolina law enforcement agencies, including the State Law Enforcement Division and Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be in reserve if needed, Holbrook said.“We…

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