Celebrities Push 'Emergency Order' to Ban Protests, Autonomous Zones in Beverly Hills
Elites help promote riots in other neighborhoods, just not on their doorstep
America's rich and famous have been recently been clamoring for the spotlight to promote the nationwide protests across the country, many of which have turned into violent rioting, looting, and other criminal activity.
The protesting has gone so far in Seattle, in fact, that Antifa and Black Lives Matter mobs have even seized control of a six-block area in a downtown neighborhood and established a "cop-free" "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" or CHAZ.
However, while celebrities may appear keen for other cities to be ravaged by the unrest, contributing millions to “freedom funds” to pay bail for rioters arrested in the chaos, they don't want it happening on their own doorsteps.
In response, celebs and other wealthy residents of Beverly Hills, California, and the surrounding area, are moving quickly to shut down demonstrations and block the possibility an “autonomous zone” from being formed anywhere near them.
Earlier this week, the City of Beverly Hills issued a strict order, using coronavirus as an excuse.
The order bans protests, demonstrations, and curtails plans for an “autonomous zone” in one of the country’s wealthiest districts.
“To preserve the peace and tranquility of residential neighborhoods, effective tonight and until further notice, no more than 10 people shall gather in an assembly in a public right of way in a residential area between the hours of 9 p.m. – 8 a.m.,” the city’s social media accounts announced.
“An assembly is defined as any gathering or group of 10 or more people on a public street, sidewalk, or other public places if those 10 people have a common purpose or goal,” the order reads.
“Any assembly that is silent, such as a candlelight vigil, and gatherings on private property are exempt from this emergency order.”
The order, Hot Air reports, stems from fallout over an “Occupy” protest that played loud music and otherwise disrupted sleeping Beverly Hills residents between the hours of 10 pm and 1 am sometime last week.
It may also be the direct result of looting and rioting that took place along the city’s tony Rodeo Drive shopping district.
As in places like Chicago, Illinois, and New York City, looters and rioters took advantage of massive anti-racism protests to steal from high-end retailers like Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
So far, the looters and rioters have avoided the city’s residential areas as well as residential areas surrounding Los Angeles, California, but that is not an ongoing guarantee.
Beverly Hills is, of course, home to some of the wealthiest Americans, but it is far from the only city working to prevent a CHOP-like “autonomous zone” from cropping up.
Over the weekend, Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois; and Portland, Oregon, all took steps to shut down efforts at creating autonomous zones in their respective cities, either dismantling the protests before they took root, or heading off efforts to protest in specific locations.
Chicago’s protest, which involved graduate students at the University of Chicago, disbanded itself after UChicago campus police, protecting their “occupied” headquarters, refused to allow “residents” of the “autonomous zone” to use their bathrooms or have pizza delivered.
The “CHOP” or “Capitol Hill Occupied/Ongoing Protest” — formerly “CHAZ” — is now in its second week in Seattle.
It remains with the blessing of the mayor, who compared the demonstration to a “block party” and suggested that Seattle was embracing a “summer of love” in tolerating the six-square blocks of anarchy.