They walked the streets of Raleigh over the weekend and even patronized businesses and restaurants - all while armed and protesting North Carolina's stay-at-home order.
News & Observer photographer Travis Long captured the moments in still shots that have since gone viral. The tweeted images show one man inside a Subway, armed with two holstered revolvers and carrying what appears to be a rocket launcher on his back.
The protesters organized on a Facebook group called Blue Igloo, according to The News & Observer. The Facebook page called the protest an "opportunity for First and Second Amendment supporters to get together, meet people with commonalities and get some exercise while we're all wasting away at home."
When a member of the demonstration entered the Subway restaurant, he asked if they could come inside and order and said they weren't trying to scare anyone, according to a livestream of the march reviewed by The News & Observer.
North Carolina had nearly 15,000 COVID-19 cases and over 550 deaths as of May 10, according to Johns Hopkins.