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Deputies arrest three protesters at Encinitas beach


Last updated 4/25/2020 at 8:20pm

ENCINITAS (CNS) - At least three people were arrested today during a rally at Moonlight Beach, organized to protest beach closures and stay-at-home orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three were cited for violating the stay-at-home order and congregating on a closed beach, according to Lt. Amber Baggs of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

"Several protesters walked onto the beach and sat as deputies began speaking to them regarding the county public health order,'' Baggs said. "The people were given multiple opportunities to comply with the state and county orders. Thre...

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