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Hello Americans. I’m Todd Starnes with news and commentary next.
Thousands of people across California took to the streets over the weekend – intentionally violating Governor Gavin Newsom’s 10 p.m. curfew.
Protests in 16 cities – as citizens decry what they call tyrannical and government overreach.
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“Governor Newsom’s sweeping edicts by moving 95 percent of California to purple tier and a curfew is an abuse of power,” Syndie Ly, who helped organize the protest and was on the ground in San Clemente, told Breitbart News. “We are all responsible adults so we can make our individual choices.”
“This is tyrannical and government overreach on behalf of Gavin Newsom and other Democrat governors. The American people, as well as citizens of other countries need to stand up against this,” Nancy Vu-Kerr, who took part in the Huntington Beach protest, told Breitbart News. “Our freedoms are truly at risk and all we need to do is look at the history of my mother country of Vietnam, and other countries of Venezuela, Cuba, Iran and others.”
Gov. Newsom said curfews are necessary to fight the China Virus. For some strange reason the health experts believe the virus only comes out at night.
Congressman Tom McClintock took to the floor of the House of Representatives – mocking the governor’s orders – pointing out that lockdowns do not save lives.
“Yes, Covid is a nasty bug and a quarter of a million Americans have died while having it. But this isn’t the Bubonic Plague,” he said. “The CDC’s best estimate is that if you are under 49, your chance for surviving Covid – it you get it – is 99.92 percent. Even for those over 70 the survival rate is 94.6 percent.”
He also mocked the governor for violating his own policy – by eating inside a pricey restaurant – without a mask.
“I rise this morning in defense of Governor Gavin Newsom who recently defied his own idiotic Covid edicts as he partied at one of the few restaurants that he has not yet forced out of business,” the Republican lawmaker said. “I defend him because he was doing what we all once did in a free society: make our own decisions over what risks we are willing to run and what precautions we are willing to take according to our own circumstances to protect our own health.”
The situation is even worse in Los Angeles County where churches have been forced to move their services outside. And starting Wednesday – you will no longer be able to eat inside or outside a restaurant brew house or winery.
So don’t be surprised if you see a surge in border crossings – in the other direction.
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Thousands of people in 16 California cities took to the streets on Saturday to protest Newsom’s curfew order requiring people to stay at home after 10 p.m. carrying Trump/Pence flags and “Open up California” banners— ?? Jenny ?? On [email protected] (@RealStenoJenny) November 23, 2020
??❤️This is the power of America❤️??https://t.co/AXHcuGLWpd pic.twitter.com/mqHnmAo2Jb
#California— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) November 22, 2020
A group of demonstrators have gathered outside the home of California State Governor Gavin Newsom. pic.twitter.com/xt5uQ848EO
What curfew? Massive crowd in Huntington Beach, CA protesting the statewide covid curfew that went into effect less than an hour ago. Live report coming up at 11p on @CBSLA #Curfew #covid #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/daT7usD4fu— hermela aregawi (@HermelaTV) November 22, 2020