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Tesla's Elon Musk Defies Government Orders in an Act of Economic Civil Disobedience

• by Dan Sanchez

Elon Musk restarted production at Tesla's car plant in Fremont, California, in defiance of county officials who ordered the plant to stay closed. He announced the move publicly by tweeting yesterday:

Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.

This follows Musk's earlier tweet announcing that he would relocate the company's headquarters from California to Texas or Nevada over the issue.

Musk has been fiercely critical of governmental "social distancing" mandates that have shut down businesses and forced individuals to largely stay at home, ostensibly to combat the spread of COVID-19.