A viral video is making the rounds which perfectly captures the anger, frustration and contempt people have for our elected officials, who flagrantly break their own COVID-19 rules when it suits them - and, as you'll see, grant well-connected 'elites' privileges as regular Americans continue to be devastated by what seems like a two-tiered set of lockdown restrictions.
In this latest example, the owner of the Pineapple Hill Grill & Saloon in Sherman Oaks, Angela M, offers heartbreaking commentary as she walks through her parking lot - revealing that while her own outdoor dining has been shut down due to heightened pandemic restrictions, a movie studio was granted permission to set up outdoor dining tents for a production.
"I walk into my parking lot, and obviously Mayor Garcetti has approved - this being set up for a movie company," says Angela - who came to work to gather materials for a lockdown protest she's organizing.
"I'm losing everything," she adds. "Everything I own is being taken away from me. And they set up a movie company right next to my outdoor patio."
People wonder why I am protesting and I have had enough. They have not given us money and they've shut us down. We cannot survive. The staff cannot survive. Look at this," she says - gesturing to her patio. "Tell me that this is dangerous, but right next to me is a slap in my face."
"This is dangerous... We need your help. We need someone to do something about this," she says in closing.
Bar owner in Los Angeles CA is livid to see that mayor Garcetti has approved an outdoor dining area for a movie company directly across from her outdoor dining area (which was shut down) pic.twitter.com/jkUP2CWg35— Jake Coco 💙🇺🇸🎶🐻 (@jakecoco) December 4, 2020
The restaurant is sponsoring a Saturday protest in front of LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl's house in Santa Monica.
From the owners page pic.twitter.com/gp4hGijVry— Jake Coco 💙🇺🇸🎶🐻 (@jakecoco) December 5, 2020