SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Business owners reportedly broke into the Sacramento County supervisor’s office Tuesday while a meeting was under way to protest proposed fines on businesses that don’t comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
The chairman of the board called a 10-minute recess and moved the meeting to a different room to get away from the protesters who had been banging on the doors, which were closed because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Police were called to respond to the interruption. It’s unknown if anyone was arrested.
#BREAKING Business owners broke through Sac Supervisor chambers doors – closed for covid restrictions – to protest proposed new fines for covid restriction non-compliance. Cops called. pic.twitter.com/kujqlypaNG
— stevelarge (@largesteven) December 8, 2020
The incident comes after the county said it was considering new fines for businesses not following restrictions meant to stop COVID-19, including violating regulations on gatherings.
Under the proposed regulations, individuals could be slapped with a $500 fine and businesses could be fined up to $10,000.
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