The radical leftists behind the BLM/Antifa protests have done a lot of crazy and violent things over the past few months in their quest to push the country further left.
But what they did in Claremont, California to some Trump supporters was certainly different and says a lot about them.
There were a lot of Trump supporters rallying on a street when a small group of radical BLM people came upon them. You can see one of them holding an “ACAB” sign (meaning “all cops are bastards”) They looked like mid-to-late teens.
But they acted like loons. They went up to the Trump supporters and just started barking in their faces. Here’s video from independent videographer Tomas Morales showing the barking.
One of the Trump supporters asked if they knew how stupid they looked when doing that but clearly, they weren’t getting it. A young male Trump supporter just laughed at them, it was so ridiculous. Ultimately, the police made the crazy BLM folks go across the street when they started standing on the street divider and blocking the street.
With all the posturing that BLM does, one of the things they try to claim purity on is wearing masks at their events. It’s often a hit or miss proposition at their protests. But here, while all the people were wearing masks, they were violating every other rule pushed about the mask-wearing and the Wuhan coronavirus.
They were literally barking and spewing right in people’s faces.
According to the Delaware Health and Services Division of Public Health, yelling or otherwise increasing the volume of speech increases the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The report by the Public Health Division stated that “[t]he rate of particle emission during normal human speech increases with the volume/loudness (amplitude) of speaking/yelling/singing, ranging from approximately 1 to 50 particles per second (0.06 to 3 particles per cm3 ), regardless of the language spoken.” The report also urged those engaged in yelling to minimize the risk of transmission “by staying at least 13 feet away from others, facing away from the audience, or stand behind a physical barrier or partition such as a sneeze guard if you are not wearing a face covering.” However, the protesters did wear face coverings, which reduces but does not eliminate the chances of transmission.
Except those masks don’t prevent all particle transmission from getting through, especially given they’re barking and there isn’t a tight fit around the mouth.
Not to mention, notice how they keep continuously adjusting and touching the masks? So not only are they keeping the moisture from the spewing close to their face but they’re also increasing their risk by that contact.
They’re told “wear a mask” but they have no real understanding of viral transmission so they don’t get they’re increasing the risks of others and of themselves.