- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The wealthy stars in Beverly Hills support large Black Lives Matter protests — provided they’re held elsewhere.

The city issued an ban on any gatherings over 10 people after 9 p.m. until further notice to “preserve peace and tranquility.”

A proclamation issued June 13 cited the following rationale, in part, for its decision:

  • The Director of Emergency Services declared an “existence of a local emergency” because the city was “potentially subject to violent protests.”
  • Property damage was incurred on May 30 along with “widespread acts of violence.”
  • A group called “OCCUPY” protested until 1:00 a.m.
  • The use of bullhorns at night “disrupted the tranquility” of the neighborhood.

Protesters caught violating the ban may face misdemeanor charges.

“It’s the ultimate Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY),” responded the conservative website Hotair.

“When a group calling themselves ‘Occupy’, (how very 2010 of them) shows up and gets loud until the wee hours of the morning, the owners of those big mansions and pricey properties got concerned that their property could be next for looters and bad actors,” wrote Karen Townsend on Monday. “I can’t imagine that the City of Beverly Hills acted on its own in issuing an emergency order after the protest on June 12. Homeowners surely called city officials and demanded the local governing body do something.”

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