The state of California enjoyed high temperatures this weekend that encouraged citizens to ignore social distancing orders to crowd the beaches. In San Diego, dozens of protesters gathered in the streets to demand an end to the lockdown.
According to the Los Angeles Times, people who approached the beach said they were “not too afraid” because they needed to get out of the house and considered it enough protection to carry disinfectant gel to use from time to time. According to the media, more than 40,000 people went to some beaches on Saturday, such as Newport; a number that could be exceeded this Sunday. An ABC News reporter tweeted in amazement photos of the crowded Newport beach in Orange County, California.
Today in Newport Beach. Wow.
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) April 26, 2020
Also in California, in the city of San Diego, dozens of people gathered in the streets without masks and without respecting social distancing measures to demand an end to the confinement.
They said they were concerned about the impact the closing of businesses and enterprises could have on the economy of the country. This is not the first concentration of this type in the United States, since the beginning of the pandemic there have been more of these throughout the country.