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Jesus Cisneros is a former candidate for Long Beach's 2nd district city council seat and one of the main organizers of the Liberate Long Beach, an anti-lockdown protest group, which protested Saturday afternoon. The interview was conducted on 5/8.

How many people are you expected to participate in the reopen march?

50 people would be a good number because it’s Mother’s Day weekend.

Is anyone being compensated to participate with the march?

Compensated? It’s a protest, not a job. No, no one is being compensated. Barely could buy the boards and waterbottles lol.

photo from MTLB reader

The state is reopening this week, select retailers, some manufactures isn't this what you want? a reopening of the economy and guidelines to protect people?

Curbside pick up on a few businesses? Seriously? Toy shops and flower shops? All businesses should be allowed to open! All businesses are essential! How many small businesses have a website for curbside pick up? Again, only big corporations are allowed to do business while small local community businesses are not.

Are you concerned that your protest & reopening of the economy too soon, could contribute to a potential second wave of the coronavirus and rise in hospitalizations?

There is a difference in safety from shopping at crazy packed Walmart and Costco than from shopping at a small business. As long as people keep their P.P.E, there won’t be a difference. I even up the “ appointment system “ for service industry jobs. Customers can make appointments to certain businesses. That contains the number of customers inside small businesses. But the mayor won’t even allow that. He is not an individual, a leader like other mayors that truly care about their people, he just follows whatever the governor puts up. Orange County mayors are leaders and are not part of the oppressive system we have in Long Beach that deemed people not essential and forced them to stop working

Is your march political or is it strictly focused on reopening California’s economy?

Reopening the economy. In all my post I stated it’s not red or blue but for businesses


Long Beach city officials released data on COVID-19 related deaths based on race & ethnicity, 21 new positive COVID-19 cases, and the death of another Long Beach resident.of

  • The data shows Long Beach's African-American community, which accounts for 12.9% of Long Beach's population, according to the US Census Bureau, but make up 28.9% of COVID-19 deaths. African Americans also represent 17% of hospitalizations.

  • 15 White residents have died from COVID, accounting for 39.5% of deaths. Whites make up 28.1% of Long Beach's population and 23% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations.

  • Eight Latino resident has died from COVID-19 account for 21.1% and 37% of hospitalizations. Latinos make up 42.2% of Long Beach's population.

What's New:

Long Beach officials announced 21 new cases of COVID-19, bring the total number of cases to 789 and one new death.

By the Numbers: As of 3:00 p.m

  • 789 confirmed cases

  • 38 fatalities 

  • 48 hospitalizations

  • Approximately 494 recovered (recovery data is self-reported.)


A sixth inmate has died after testing positive for coronavirus at the low-security federal prison on San Pedro's Terminal Island says the Bureau of Prisons.

  • Out of the 1,051 inmate population on Terminal Island, 620 have tested positive

  • CBS News reported that inmates have been cut off to access wiring emails and making phone calls.


Inmate Eduardo Robles-Holguin, age 58, tested positive for coronavirus on April 25, on the same day Mr. Robles-Holguin was placed on a ventilator, and he later died on May 4th

  • Robles-Holguin was serving a 20-month sentence for violating terms of supervised release on an original conviction of Reentry of a Previously Removed Alien. He had been in custody at FCI Terminal Island since January 14, 2020, according to the Bureau of Prisons.