Defiant residents light up the sky in response to Newsom’s fireworks ban: ‘never seen it lit up like this’

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America was founded on revolution, in support of liberty, and that indelible spirit is ingrained into the fiber of most Americans, who react with defiance when authorities begin dictating what can and cannot be done.

The country saw this with the issue of mandatory face masks during a pandemic that won’t go away, and when it comes to being told that fireworks are banned on the day America celebrates its independence from Britain.

In Southern California, for example, the sky was illuminated with “illegal” fireworks in celebration of the Fourth of July, as actor James Woods was so kind to share with his followers.

Oh, he may have mentioned that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom was a “Commie.”

Gov. Newson — who may not exactly be a “commie,” at least not openly — announced ahead of the holiday weekend a major rollback on restrictions in 19 counties because of a surge in COVID-19 cases, closing restaurants, bars and many other businesses. He said these counties should cancel Fourth of July fireworks shows, and that people should not gather with people they do not live with.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced at a press conference that in addition to the closing of beaches, firework displays would be prohibited, according to Deadline.

“Gatherings of people you do not live with are not allowed,” the mayor would add.

Local news shared a video of the massive display of fireworks Saturday night.

“Although fireworks are illegal in the city of Los Angeles and all firework displays are banned in L.A. County this year, that didn’t stop residents on Saturday night,” ABC & reported.

The affiliate noted that the L.A. Fire Department said it responded to over 100 fires, including 29 structure fires, 12 brush fires and 116 rubbish fires, though it is not clear if fireworks played any role in the fires.

Some on social media say they have never seen such a voluminous display before:

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:

 

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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