An "Independence Day Autonomous Zone" has been established on Venice Beach in Los Angeles to highlight the state and city's new draconian and hypocritical lockdown restrictions. Venice Beach, along with several other beaches in Southern California, have been closed by the county during Independence Day weekend in an effort to "slow the spread" of COVID-19
A massive 30 foot long banner has been placed across the beach declaring the area free from the county's beach closure orders (see above)
The Autonomous Zone is led by guerilla journalists and podcasters Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney.
"Governor Newsom and Mayor Garcetti have encouraged and even participated in mass protests with thousands of people in the streets. They've allowed looters and rioters to overwhelm many of California's biggest cities and Mayor Garcetti even joined thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters in a protest without wearing a mask. If Garcetti can protest with a crowd, families can go to the beach," McAleer said.