The mayor of Jacksonville, Florida reopened beaches this weekend, and was immediately celebrated and vilified, depending upon your particular point of view.
Crowds of beachgoers have charged on to the beaches in Jacksonville, Florida after the shores reopened to the public despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Jacksonville beaches reopened at 5pm on Friday under limited hours and use restrictions, even as Florida recorded its highest single-day increase in confirmed coronavirus cases. Photos and video from the scene show enthusiastic residents cheering as they ran out onto the sand after weeks of closures.
Yes, because unlike other countries – say, Britain – Americans embrace ideas like freedom.
Jacksonville’s beaches will be open daily from 6am to 11am and 5pm to 8pm for exercise such as walking and swimming only. Banned are sunbathing, chairs, towels, or loitering on the shore, and beachgoers are to remain six feet apart.
Oh, but these idiot rednecks will never follow those rules, because they’re obviously morons…
By 8pm on Friday night, many had already left the beach – adhering to the curfew.
Oh, look at that. Unlike the media, the adults are acting like adults.