Mostly maskless carolers protest LA County stay-at-home order
Thousand Oaks, California — A large group of mostly maskless people gathered Tuesday evening to protest a likely extension of Los Angeles County’s stay-at-home order, CBS Los Angeles reports. A group of more than 150 people gathered in the parking lot of the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks at around 5:30 p.m. local time.
Most weren’t wearing masks or adhering to social distancing guidelines, despite California’s ragingsurge.
The demonstrators, lead by Kirk Cameron, the actor known for “Growing Pains,” sang various Christmas carols.
The Constitution protects peaceful religious gatherings and protests from law enforcement intervention. But local health officials said Tuesday’s demonstration could prove deadly.
“Some super spreading events end up in people dying,” said Dr. Suman Radnakrishna of Dignity Health California Medical Center. “This is just for the season. The vaccine is coming, if we …continued .
[Source: CBS News]