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.
This protestor in Huntington Beach is wearing protection against #COVID-19, while saying it is a lie. https://t.co/l5HDCfiTpH— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1587164068.0
Okay I’m done. Another “liberate” protest, this time in Huntington Beach, California. And the guy with the “COVID… https://t.co/gFo6bRtk2H— Joshua Potash (@Joshua Potash)1587160015.0
Three things: 1. No true Californian says “Cali”. 2. The hazmat gear sent me. 3. F*** Huntington Beach. https://t.co/Hn9naJK6cH— Youstina Mina (@Youstina Mina)1587161105.0
These protesters are putting thousands of Orange County residents unnecessarily at risk. #COVID19 is a deadly disea… https://t.co/1t7bKI7PNr— Harley Rouda (@Harley Rouda)1587162210.0