The whole state is currently under a "limited stay at home order" in which a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew is in place, and outdoor dining and gatherings in Los Angeles County are banned.
Protests have broken out all over Southern California, from outside the homes of Governor Gavin Newsom and LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer to public places like the Santa Monica Pier and Huntington Beach.
This past weekend, people gathered in Beverly Hills, and an organizer called for people to protest the curfew later that evening in Santa Monica.
Some speeches addressed to the crowd, as well as a prayer. One man is encouraging them to do a no-mask protest at… https://t.co/MNXI0qKiFV— Sean Carmitchel (@Sean Carmitchel)1606613807.0
The protest was planned to happen at the Santa Monica Pier...which was closed.
I just rolled up in Santa Monica for the “curfew breakers” protest that’s supposed to start at 8. Pier is closed.… https://t.co/T3sKUGAqAo— Emily Holshouser (@Emily Holshouser)1606621743.0
This didn't stop the protestors (about 80 of them) who instead walked around the downtown Santa Monica streets cheering.
A protester carried a boombox blasting "MAGA" themed songs as a man yelled into a megaphone, "Come on, guys, show me your energy! Freedom!"
The curfew protests started shortly after the 10 p.m. curfew was enacted in the state last week on November 21, with some gathering outside Gavin Newsom's home that weekend.
People protested in Huntington Beach, waving both American and "Trump 2020" flags, on November 22.
Safe bet that some of these people blocking traffic in Huntington Beach for their curfew protest are the same ones… https://t.co/CbYJQcsuEg— Emobunneh 🐇 (@Emobunneh 🐇)1606032193.0
The protest drew a big crowd, many of them running through the streets, blocking traffic and cheering.
A stricter "stay-at-home" lockdown order has not yet been issued in California, but the state is on the brink of one believed to be coming very soon.