Los Angeles officials make new rules to restrict where anti-vax protesters can gather

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After a year and a half of “protests” and riots from left-wing extremists, the nearly 100 percent Democrat-led Los Angeles City Council has banned protests outside their own homes amid a recent uptick in peaceful protests by opponents of the county’s mask/vaccine mandates.

The ordinance technically prohibits protesting within 300 feet of the home of anyone who’s being “targeted,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

The new ordinance is reportedly an upgrade from a previous ordinance that had restricted protesting to within 100 feet of a target’s home.

It appears neither ordinance makes any mention of protesters demonstrating outside the homes of random people — a phenomenon that was seen frequently nationwide during the height of last year’s oftentimes violent Black Lives Matter riots.

Protests have reportedly centered on local policing policies, demands for rent forgiveness and — most recently — anger over the county’s strict COVID policies.

Recent protests have been mostly peaceful:

The one lone exception appears to be the time that a left-wing extremist stabbed an anti-vaccine protester, nearly killing him.

The protests throughout all of 2020 were, conversely, often non-peaceful.

In August of 2020, so-called BLM “protesters” went so far as to vandalize the home of Los Angeles police chief Michel Moore.

“Protesters made their way inside the gated community in Porter Ranch where Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore lives and attached anti-police posters to his home Thursday evening before departing the area,” Spectrum News reported at the time.

“The group Black Future Project staged the demonstration and video showed members using duct tape to attach signs to Moore’s garage, front door and walkway while other members shouted derogatory slogans,” the outlet added.

A month earlier, prior to this vandalism, a mob of left-wing extremists showed up outside the home of a city lawyer after he urged the city council to not move forward with a ban on all evictions.

“A group of protesters descended on the city lawyer’s block days later, honking their car horns and shouting ‘Shame on you!’ from a megaphone, according to video of the event,” as reported by the Times.

“Organizers posted the attorney’s home address on Twitter, along with a map and a photo of his house, and accused him of protecting his “class interests” as a homeowner,” the Times’ report continued.

And a couple of months before the incident at the attorney’s home, this happened:

Left-wing activists “protesting” outside the home of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey frightened her husband so much that he pulled a gun on them.

It’s not clear why it took over a year for officials in Los Angeles County to take action. What’s known is that the current spate of anti-mask, anti-vaccine protests haven’t benefited from the sympathetic news coverage proffered to last year’s protests.

The same holds true of the reportedly loud but non-violent anti-vaccine mandate protest that reportedly occurred outside the home of Los Angeles City Council president Nury Martinez last month.

Yet months earlier in June, left-wing activists outright vandalized her driveway.

“The vandalism involved the words ‘end the sweeps’ graffitied in red letters on the council president’s driveway, an apparent response to the city’s practice of forcibly removing homeless people from their living spaces, such as the recent clearing of Echo Park Lake. A white substance was also poured onto the family’s vehicle,” according to local station KTLA.

So why the sudden change of heart?

The following recent headline from the Los Angeles Daily News seems to sum up why:

(Source: Los Angeles Daily News)

“Two days after anti-vaccination activists showed up at the homes of two Los Angeles City Council members, the panel on Tuesday directed city attorneys to draw up an emergency ordinance to prohibit protests within 300 feet of a member’s residence,” the paper reported on Aug. 31st.

Apparently, all protests are equal, but some protests are more equal than others.

Vivek Saxena

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