HUNTINGTON BEACH (TBEN) – Protesters in Huntington Beach gathered on Saturday night to denounce the state’s coronavirus curfew that went into effect at 10 p.m.
Under the rules, non-essential work and gathering must stop from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., so all protesters were in violation of state guidelines.
Orange County Sheriffs, along with other Southern California law enforcement officials, have said they will not enforce the curfew, but if an illegal gathering is declared for another reason, the group will have to disperse.
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“I would like the curfews to go away,” said one participant. “I don’t really agree with that. I think there are too many restrictions, as there is. Obviously, a lot of people disagree with what our governor and city officials are doing, but I would prefer something done a little differently, but the curfews are just a little too far away.
“I think we’ve tried a lot of tools over the past nine months and none have really worked, if you will,” another protester told KCAL9 / TBEN. “This one is certainly less restrictive than the others, which leads me to believe it probably won’t do much.”
The daily curfew should last at least a month.