Once Growing pains star Kirk Cameron She hosted another Christmas carols protest with unmasked singers nearby. Local news reports put the attendance at around 100. The event took place in the parking lot of The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks. It is the third event of its kind Anti-flame retardant Actor held in December.
at the same time, Coronavirus disease-19 hits Ventura County – where the mall is located – hard. The county recently reported the highest ever number of new daily Covid-19 infections, and the test-positive rate on Tuesday was 12.6%, which is higher than that in neighboring LA County.
There are 737 new cases of COVID-19. Unfortunately, there were 6 additional deaths: 68-year-old female, 96-year-old female, 63-year-female, 86-year-old male, 96-year-female and 95-year-old for females with comorbidities. 4,317 new tests were performed. Current hospitalizations: 326 and current intensive care unit: 67. pic.twitter.com/k4uqilvznf
CountyVentura December 23, 2020
Cameron promoted each event on social media as part of a movement called Sing It Louder USA, which claims to be “singing Christmas carols in communities across the United States … in response to government dictators who tell us how to celebrate Christmas.”
The Oaks published a statement describing the event as “irresponsible but constitutionally protected” and affirming that it had asked the protesters not to gather in the parking lot.
We do not condone this irresponsible – and constitutionally protected – peaceful protest event planned. We share your concerns and have informed the sheriff’s office. Additionally, we contacted the event organizer to request that they not use The Oaks as their venue.
The Oaks (ShopTheOaks) December 23, 2020
Several online commentators indicated on the posts that the mall could have closed the protest.
One person wrote on Twitter: “To be clear, there is no constitutional right to protest against private property. You can fire them if you choose to too. The public health threat is 100% a good reason to protect your employees and customers who wear masks.”
A deadline has been reached with the owner of The Oaks, Macerich Properties, to respond to these comments but no response has been received.