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Protesters outside of Dr. Barbara Ferrer's house on November 29, 2020.

LA County Public Health Director’s House Protested Over New Restrictions

Upcoming LA County restrictions draw ire of dozens of protesters

By Evan Symon, November 30, 2020 9:59 pm

On Sunday, dozens of protestors gathered outside of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer’s home in the LA neighborhood of Echo Park demanding that Los Angeles County reopen and not introduce more restrictive measures planned to begin on Monday.

Protesters outside of Dr. Barbara Ferrer’s house on November 29, 2020 (Photo: Youtube)

The protest came less than 24 hours until more COVID-19 “Safer at Home” orders were to be put into place in LA County, including not having gatherings with people outside of the household, limiting capacity to 35% for essential retailers and 20% for non-essential retailers, the closure of playgrounds and card rooms, and restaurants halting all outdoor dining with the exception of the city of Pasadena. The order, which lasts until December 20th, was only the latest instituted by Dr. Ferrer, including a pre-Thanksgiving order that added a curfew for the county.

The protesters who gathered on Sunday were against further restrictions in the county, citing both confusing scientific data about COVID-19 in LA County and the need to keep businesses open during a critical time.

Twitter posts from Sunday showed how the protest quickly grew from around a dozen people over 50 in a short amount of time.

Many protesters shouted chants such as “No Science, no data, no shutdown,” with others taking a more nuanced approach to the protest.

“No one is seeing this side of things,” explained Lucas King, an Echo Park resident who joined the protesters on Sunday. “We need to keep businesses open and healthy, and by reducing customers during a time of the year where most retailers hope to go back into the black is insane.

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer (Photo: Twitter)

“A lot of people were out there yesterday because they didn’t think there was enough data on all of this health-wise, but so many more are worried about the economics of it all. LA just condemned a lot of businesses. I’d like to say I hope they know what they are doing, but I know better.”

Despite the protesters on Sunday, Dr. Ferrer said that more restrictions may happen in LA County if things don’t get better soon.

“If this doesn’t work and two to three weeks from now we find ourselves in a worse place than we are, we’re going to have to go back and look at what else do we have as options,” explained Ferrer on Monday.

More measures are expected to be taken in LA County in the coming weeks, as health officials have hinted that a post-Thanksgiving surge in cases may lead to a stricter lockdown.

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4 thoughts on “LA County Public Health Director’s House Protested Over New Restrictions

  1. I see she is utilizing the same Police department for protection of her home that most in LA want to defund. Hmmm.

  2. Very pathetic people in control. May God have mercy on their souls. Praying for all! Revelation 6:15-17, “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

  3. Just have a riot! Covid does not spread from a riot or rioters! Just ask Newsom and the democrap mayors who’s cities were half destroyed and burned down in recent months.

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