• Matt Esnayra

Protesters to march against Long Beach's COVID19 Safer-at-Home orders

Updated: Apr 20, 2020

Protesters are planning a "Liberate Long Beach' march, set for May 1st, in opposition to Long Beach's Safer at Home order which was created in efforts to slow the spread of the infectious coronavirus.

What they're saying:

  • In an Instagram post by one of the organizers, "We aren’t allowed to have family gatherings, we aren’t allowed to have our businesses open, we aren’t allowed to work to feed our families, we aren’t allowed to go to church, we aren’t allowed to take our kids to the beach or the park! No more!"

  • Jesus Cisneros, a former candidate for Long Beach's 2nd distinct city council seat is one of the main organizers said to MTLB, "We will have face mask and be marching 6 feet apart down ocean [Blvd] during the 8 pm clapping and screaming that goes on every day".

  • When asked about how many people are expected to attend, Cisneros, said "we are at 74 confirmed, it's not till May 1st, mayday, so I'm sure the numbers will grow as people talk about it and the word spreads". and "flyers are being made and influences are starting to talk about it".

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