As right-wing protesters descended on Huntington Beach, California to demand an end to the coronavirus lockdown, one protester in particular caught the eye of social media: A man whose sign read “COVID-19 is a lie” — even as he marched in a mask and a full-body protective suit.
Commenters laughed at the apparent contradiction — and some California lawmakers weighed in on the protesters generally.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 17, 2020
Okay I’m done.
Another “liberate” protest, this time in Huntington Beach, California.
And the guy with the “COVID-19 is a lie” sign – wearing a hazmat suit, mask, goggles, and gloves – says it all.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 17, 2020
1. No true Californian says “Cali”.
2. The hazmat gear sent me.
3. F*** Huntington Beach. https://t.co/Hn9naJK6cH
— Youstina Mina (@StinaMinaaa) April 17, 2020
These protesters are putting thousands of Orange County residents unnecessarily at risk. #COVID19 is a deadly disease, often spread by symptomless carriers. Stay home. Save lives.https://t.co/TJfpMBxmws
— Harley Rouda (@HarleyRouda) April 17, 2020