Today, in Huntington Beach, CA, citizens took to the streets to protest California’s draconian lockdown measures over the coronavirus pandemic. Over 100 people participated in the rally that happened after the city announced that they would no longer allow metered parking along the Pacific Coast Highway.
More photos of Huntington Beach. pic.twitter.com/DouGnqhLgT
— Andrew J. Campa (@campadrenews) April 17, 2020
8o miles south of Huntington Beach, San Diego deputies approached multiple vehicles and issued citations to people for the crime of watching the sunset from inside their vehicles.
Times of San Diego reports – Citations were issued to 22 people found near the beach in Encinitas in violation of San Diego County’s stay-at-home order, authorities announced Saturday morning.
The tickets were issued Friday to people who “were watching the sunset, having picnics near the beach,” according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
“Everyone is required to stay home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care or go to an essential job,” the department tweeted Saturday morning. “Complacency is the enemy. Take social distancing more seriously to stop coronavirus.”
We know the public health orders are a tough ask this #EasterWeekend, but when you help everyone wins. #StayHomeSaveLives
Go out only for
🛒💊food or medicine
📌 essential work
🏃🏾♀️ exercising/walking dog alone or with household member + social distancing
❌Do not meet with others pic.twitter.com/yZvHHTZp4z
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) April 10, 2020
The violations carry fines of up to $1,000 or six months in jail or both, the department said.
“You can easily transmit coronavirus (without) knowing it, creating a snowball effect,” a tweet from the department said. “By staying home, you can save lives. The public health orders were not created to follow when convenient.”
On Wednesday, April 15th, over ten thousand vehicles drove to Michigan’s state capitol to protest Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian executive lockdown order that prohibits the sale of garden seeds and makes traveling to a vacation home in Michigan a crime.