Patriots Flood California Streets to Protest Gov Newsom's COVID Curfew Order
Protesters rise up against Democrat governor's draconian restrictions
Patriots flooded the streets of California on Sunday night in protest of their Democratic governor Gavin Newsom's draconian COVID-19 curfew order.
Outraged Californians were seen marching across the Pacific Coast Highway and cheered when a face mask was set aflame during a protest.
The protesters are rising up against Gov. Newsom's month-long curfew that started in the state on Saturday.
The latest restriction from Newsom came as The Golden State recorded a concerning uptick in cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates.
Newsom's order requires people to stay home between 10 pm and 5 am unless they are responding to an emergency, shopping for groceries, picking up takeout, or walking their dogs.
The month-long curfew could be extended if the worsening trends don't improve.
In Huntington Beach, a crowd of about 400 – dubbing themselves “Curfew Breakers” – gathered in front of the city’s main pier to protest the curfew that took effect at 10 pm.
Still going strong here in Huntington Beach, CA protesting Newsom’s “curfew.” 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/raCzuQkqNY— Trevor 🇺🇸 (@SoCal4Trump) November 22, 2020
By about midnight, the crowd had largely fizzled out.
Further north in Fresno, dozens of people gathered at the River Park Shopping Center to protest Newsom’s orders.
“I just think it’s ridiculous – they’re going about this all the wrong way,” a woman said.
Meanwhile, officials in Los Angeles County – the state’s largest with about 10 million people – announced Sunday that all dining at restaurants, bars, wineries, and bars will be halted starting Wednesday.
BREAKING: L.A. County announces they will restrict all dining (outdoor included) at restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries beginning Wednesday at 10pm. Our 5 day case average has now crossed 4,000. If things get worse, we will return to a March style lockdown. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/YepxeBUe4N— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 22, 2020
A protest was held outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence on Friday in a demonstration bill as “Curfew Protest Block Party: No More Lockdown.”
The restrictions will last until December 21.
During that time these establishments can only offer take-out, drive-thru, and delivery services.
Wineries and breweries will be allowed to continue their retail operations while adhering to current protocols.
County officials say they are on the verge of announcing even more stringent measures, including a possible lockdown if cases climb further.
The curfew applies to 41 of the state’s 58 counties that are in the “purple” tier, the most restrictive of four state tiers allowing various stages of economic reopening.
Those counties encompass 94% of the nearly 40 million people living in the most populous U.S. state.
California as a whole has seen more than 1 million infections, with a record of almost 15,500 new cases reported Friday.