The park has been the seen of weekly gatherings and marches for pro-Trump forces, occasionally challenged by BLM and other groups. Today’s confrontations, the last before Election Day, resulted in at least one skirmish between rival groups.
Beverly Hills has been a surprising flash point for political rallies in the last few months. The local police have said they will close down the famed Rodeo Drive shopping area on Nov. 3-4 to avoid any possible looting and vandalism by those angry at the election results. Cities across the country are reacting in similar ways, preparing for a close election that’s bound to stir passions.
Retailers and other businesses across the nation are already boarding up their windows in anticipation of a volatile Election Day
BREAKING: Police have declared an unlawful assembly near the landmark Beverly Hills sign at Beverly Gardens Park. A “Freedom Rally Protest” had been scheduled at the location. pic.twitter.com/36vLTYavky
— John A. Moreno (@morenojohn) October 31, 2020
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