According to CBS Los Angeles, non-essential work and all social gatherings must stop at 2200 hours to 0500 hours. The demonstration billed as "Curfew Breakers" began at 2201 hours, precisely one minute after the new curfew went into effect on the beachside community. The curfew was also imposed on 41 of California's 58 counties to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Despite the protest's modest size, RT News said it began "trending on Twitter, as both supporters and critics weighed in on the small act of civil disobedience."
Lee Greenwood's patriotic song, "God Bless the USA," could be heard playing in one video as patriotic flags were waved.
Demonstrators also burned coronavirus masks as a crowd was heard chanting: "Burn that mask! Burn that mask!" Folks at the rally must have read the latest study from Denmark, outlining how masks do very little to stop COVID-19.
Huntington Beach,California is still supporting our President Donald Trump ?????????'? pic.twitter.com/umJOwEmX7e
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