Despite the fact that COVID-19 cases across the United States are still surging, domestic terrorist organization Black Lives Matter is still planning future rallies, marches and riots. These future demonstrations will potentially defy public health concerns about hundreds or thousands of people marching and shouting together in such close proximity to one another.
On June 27, the United States set a record for the greatest number of new coronavirus cases ever at 45,255 new infections in just one day. On June 28, nearly 39,000 new cases were recorded. Worldwide, there are over 10 million COVID-19 cases and around 500,000 deaths, with cases and fatalities in the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of those each. Only 11 states and the District of Columbia have not seen a surge in coronavirus cases. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida have even reimposed lockdown restrictions on their residents, while Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has mandated that everybody going outside has to wear a face mask.
Despite these dire figures, chapters of the Black Lives Matter movement across the country are still pressing on with their planned demonstrations and engineered riots.
In Philadelphia, the city’s chapter of Black Lives Matter organized a relatively peaceful protest calling for the release of Black criminals, saying that they were unjustly imprisoned decades ago by former Mayor Frank Rizzo, who served as the city’s mayor from 1972 to 1980. Nearly 400 people attended the rally.
In Michigan, a demonstration held on June 29 and organized by the state’s Black Lives Matter chapter resulted in one police patrol car being forced to drive through a crowd of violent rioters after they surrounded the vehicle and threatened the officers inside. (Related: SHOCKING: Woman calls 911, screaming for help as violent mob attacks her car with a child inside, is told “City Hall has sanctioned the protests” and police can’t help.)
In Minneapolis, a coalition of groups formed by the city’s Black Lives Matter chapter – including a chapter visiting from Chicago – are planning a “National Mother’s March” on July 12. The group has specifically invited families that have lost loved ones to police violence to attend. The wording on their invitation is very concerning, as it mentions how grandmothers – who most likely have weaker immune systems due to their age and other possible health conditions – are also invited to attend.
Before the National Mother’s March, the Minneapolis chapter of Black Lives Matter is hosting weekend workshops, where they plan to train people on how to “organize against police violence,” on the do’s and dont’s of organizing their families, as well as the history and role of the police in America.
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When the demonstrations and engineered rioting first began affecting the entire country at the end of May and on early June, scientists came out talking about how people should not be attending any kind of mass gathering.
“It’s really the worst thing they can do from the pandemic standpoint, because people are coming from disparate areas, crowding together, screaming, which can transmit the virus more easily. And then they’re going back to their own communities,” said John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.
Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner, said on CBS on May 31 that he predicts that a lot of issues will come out of the first demonstrations in Minneapolis, one of those being that the “chains of transmission will have become lit from these gatherings.”
Even Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, despite not doing enough to quell the rioting in his state also expected to see a spike in COVID-19 cases because of the violent gatherings. This trend of elected officials being concerned about the spread of the coronavirus while at the same time not doing enough to prevent people from gathering in large crowds repeats itself across the nation.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged people at the beginning of the civil unrest to refrain from gathering, and if they do to remember to practice social distancing and to wear face masks. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo simply told his state’s residents to “demonstrate with a mask on.”
As the country’s scientists are left powerless, and those with actual authority remain hesitant to criticize the gatherings and violent demonstrations, America’s ongoing COVID-19 surge may last as long as the rioting continues.