Washington Governor Jay Inslee imposed new statewide restrictions Thursday to crackdown on the spread of Coronavirus; reducing capacity at weddings, funerals, bars, and gyms while conveniently failing to mention protests or anti-police riots.
“Gov. Jay Inslee has announced plans to implement more restrictions on businesses, weddings and funeral services, and an expansion of the state’s face mask mandate to help limit the spread of COVID-19 as the state sees a resurgence of the virus,” reports NBC Seattle.
“These actions we are taking today is certainly not an effort to punish businesses,” said Gov. Inslee.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced new restrictions on weddings, funerals, restaurants, bars, and gyms that take effect tomorrow.
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“The governor also announced indoor dining at restaurants will now be limited to members of the same household only. People in a mixed group will have to eat outside. For counties in Phase 3, there may only be five people at a table and total occupancy cannot exceed 50%. Previously, counties in Phase 3 could have 10 people or less to a table at a restaurant and 75% occupancy,” adds NBC.
“These prohibitions are apart of our approach but they only supplement what we really need which is for individuals to make individual decisions for the good of the community,” said Gov. Inslee.
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CHOP CONFUSION: Organizers Urge ‘Comrades’ to Leave ‘Autonomous Zone’ By Nightfall, Crackdown Looms
From Fox News:
In a statement addressed to “comrades in the struggle” posted on social media Wednesday, CHOP organizers declared, “It is time we shift to the next phase of our organizing and move from direct action to virtual activism.”
“The CHOP project is now concluded,” the lengthy message said. “While we expect a very small handful of holdouts may try to remain in the CHOP no further organizing will be occurring to support this presence and the number on-site will be too small to be more than an annoyance for pedestrians rather than a zonal blockade.”
“We have been briefed that full rehousing of the SPD East Precinct staff into the station will occur no later than early next week and will be preceded by the removal of barriers and the reopening of streets to traffic,” the statement said.
The statement then urged supporters to vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and to reelect Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, both Democrats.
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CHOP NYC? Protesters Camp Out in Front of City Hall, Demand $1 BILLION in Cuts to NYPD
Protesters camped-out for 48-hours in front of New York’s City Hall Thursday; demanding $1 billion in funding cuts for the NYPD as demonstrators demand “police reform” across the United States.
“Protesters in New York City spent a second straight night camped out in front of City Hall to demand a $1 billion cut to the police department’s budget. The group of about 100 protesters, calling themselves ‘Occupy City Hall,’ gathered at a nearby park around 5 p.m. Tuesday and haven’t left. They have vowed to stay until their demand to slash one-sixth of the New York Police Department’s $6 billion budget is met,” reports Fox News.
“Mayor (Bill) de Blasio has thus far rejected this demand, which is unconscionable,” VOCAL-NY, the group organizing the protest, said in a written statement. “We have questions about City Council promises to support our demands, because we have not seen their plan outside of a vague press release. We view this lack of transparency and specific public commitments as a red flag.”
“Strong communities make safe communities, and police don’t, and so that’s what we’re fighting for,” he said.
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