Philly Mayor Bans Large Events…Except These (You Guessed It)

(Liberty Bell) – If Democrats didn’t have double-standards, they’d have no standards at all.

While the Democrats are clutching their pearls over every increase in coronavirus cases in any given state, they have no problem turning around and condoning the mass gatherings of Black Lives Matter protesters.

Yet again, another hypocritical Democrat mayor has banned large gatherings.

But made distinct exceptions for the “right” kinds of gatherings.

I’m sorry, but the right to assembly does not discriminate, and there is certainly no “protest” clause.

Philadelphia’s Democratic Mayor James Kennedy says that his city-wide ban on large events and gatherings through February of 2021 does not apply to protests.

“The city’s office of special events will not accept, review, process or approve applications, issue permits or enter into agreements for special events or public gatherings of 50 people or more on public property through the end of February. The moratorium will apply to special events and public gatherings, including but not limited to festivals, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs and flea markets,” Kenney explained during a coronavirus video update on Tuesday, Just the News reports.

“In addition, permit applications for residential block permits will not be accepted until further notice. The timeline when such activities may resume will be communicated as soon as possible. To be clear, this hold on large public events does not, does not apply to demonstrations and First Amendment protected activities,” he added.

The mayor’s office did not respond to a request from Just the News for comment on whether they will issue formal permits for protests or demonstrations on municipal property during the large-event ban.

The outlet explains:

There have been many Black Lives Matter protests taking place in cities across the U.S. during the pandemic since the May 25 death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police. Some demonstrations have resulted in destructive protests marked by looting, vandalism and removal of statues from public grounds.

According to reports from local media, Kennedy recently waived “all protest-related code violations that were issued over the last month of protests in Philadelphia against systemic racial injustice.”

“My decision to waive these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney explained in a statement. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia. In waiving these notices, I recognize that those issues are vitally important, that the pain of those marching is very real, and that their message – Black lives matter – needs to be heard every day until systemic racism is fully eradicated from this city and nation.”

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  1. this mayor needs to be dealt with… big time… i’m tired of his hypocrisy… we conservatives need to fight back… NOW.

  2. I hope all you are saying is true. Are the number of deaths exaggeration. It would be nice to have universal health care and other commie thing like good teachers

  3. That Philly mayor comes off as just another dumbass liberal yankee out to make a name for his ignorant self! He doesn’t have to try very hard nowadays! Take a good long look around and let it gradually sink in. BLM = A$$HOLE$!

  4. Kenney was a dancing FOOL when his cohorts brought him his sanctuary city, and now he’s just a plain FOOL. This guys gotta go. Jimmy “ boy “ , you and your Marxist thugs can bite me
    TRUMP 2020✌️🇱🇷

  5. Hahaha ! Dont you see what this mayor is doing ? He’s enabling these protesters to contract C19 and trying to protect the churchgoers and other conservatives, tho admittedly, he’s going about it in an unConstitutional manner.

  6. If the mayor is not going to infringe on the First Amendment rights of individuals, what happened to …”no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. Also, why does he ignore the words “…right of the people to peaceably assemble,…” Lastly, the First Amendment states the people may “petition the government” for a redress of grievances.
    How many petitions has he approved for the tearing down of statues, burning and looting of stores, attacking police officers and innocent citizens.
    The mayor is a weak, do nothing hypocrite.

  7. No fans or tailgating at eagles games? Eagles fans could say they are protesting against a racist mayor and then march with beers and cheese steaks throughout the parking lot. Can’t wait for the pre game it will be better than the game!

  8. If this nation WAS systemically racist, Obama would never had been elected President, and there’d be no black mayors and council people all over all those big demon-run cities . . . Of course, only the Conservatives can catch COVID anyway.

    • Every time you see something like this, it’s so hard NOT to turn the gears of CONSPIRACY!
      EVERYTHING we’ve seen since Trump was elected is proof that it may just well be part of the left’s demonic agenda, conspiring to re-take their power.
      No other “pandemic” caused a ‘shutdown’; and it’s rather odd that mostly conservatives are affected by it. We noticed right away all the “essential” businesses seemed to be those who supported demonrats.
      With all that they’ve done since 2016, I do believe the “pandemic” was a lucky break they took advantage of. Something to finally scare the lemmings to death, and make them bow down to their will.
      Now everyone MUST wear a mask (unless you’re “peacefully protesting”).
      Yes, there have been deaths attributed to COVID-19, but we lose people to viruses every year. And, we may never really know exactly how many died of the common flu -vs- this COVID because so many ‘tabulations’ have been found to be exaggerated, or simply claimed for Federal dollars and draconian power-grabs by leftist officials.
      Odd that the party of Science will not observe the scientific EVIDENCE presented by other nations. They only worship other nations that practice SOCIALISM. Many other nations have allowed kids to return to school, which in turn allows parents to go back to work. Our demonrats do not want that at all. They NEED to keep the virus and the “resulting” shutdowns alive until the election, so they’ll have ammo against Trump and reasons to keep Sleepy Joe out of the debates. They’re hoping the lemmings and dummycrats will vote for Joe just because he’s a demon, regardless of his policies, or inability to speak coherently.
      The “case numbers” keep going up because we are testing people over-and-over; but the actual death-rates is falling across the country. The demons are depending upon the established FEAR to keep the lemmings in check.
      RINOs are bowing to them, just to keep their elected positions.
      Just wait. This madness will magically disappear after the election, no matter who wins. Even the dummycrats are tired of it all.


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