In New York City, a Staten Island bar owner has been arrested after defying shutdown orders and declaring his establishment an “autonomous zone.” City officials obviously didn’t have any respect for that form of protest:
A Staten Island bar that declared itself an “autonomous zone” and publicly went against New York’s COVID-19 restrictions has been shut down, and one of the owners arrestedhttps://t.co/bqR9A3Nrnr
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 2, 2020
Manhattan Republican Party chair Andrea Catsimatidis summed up the insanity this way:
The bar owner who opened his business, declaring it an “autonomous zone”, was just arrested.
Welcome to NYC where you can get arrested for opening a business but not for looting one!
— Andrea Catsimatidis (@AJ_Cats_) December 2, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio sure does have his “priorities.”
When did everything get so backwards? https://t.co/KeJfqQlPFb
— Thejoyofbeingbykatie (@Katie_Noall) December 2, 2020
Apparently in Demland, you can have a destructive autonomous zone, but not a constructive autonomous zone.
— Lis (@MermaidinTX) December 2, 2020
Also, as far as Covid-19 goes, Thanksgiving and Christmas are potential super-spreaders, but mass protests, rioting and looting aren’t.