Businesses are hurting in San Antonio. Nearly a hundred curfew opponents got together at the Alamo Cenotaph on a damp and chilly recent night to voice their opposition to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. They prohibit social gatherings from 10 pm to 5 a.m. The imposed curfew went into effect on Thanksgiving night, November 27th and through tonight, Monday, November 30th. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff put the curfew into place.
At 10:30 p.m. members of This is Texas Freedom Force led a rally at the Cenotaph in defiance of the curfew. This occurred while tourists and other visitors strolled through Alamo Plaza. However, they took photos in front of the Shrine of Texas Liberty and the Christmas tree. Moreover, San Antonio police officers were on bicycles and in patrol cars nearby and they watched the crowd. Yet there were no citations.
“Nirenberg, we’ll dare you to come out here and try to issue us a ticket. I guarantee you, that thousand dollars is just going to be a pittance. This is compared to what we’ll do when we sue the hell out of the city of San Antonio, “ TITFF President Brandon Burkhart told the crowd. “I double-dog dare you.” I love that fighting spirit!
Thanksgiving nights are usually busy, but last week was a bust, according to Britt Brown, owner of Rocky’s Tavern, because her place closing at 10 pm. This was under the mayor’s amended Public Health Safety Orders. Brown also said she missed the chance to make big money Saturday night, November 28th, during the Mike Tyson/Roy Jones fight.
“We could have shown the fight, but guess what—all of my customers are in other counties, drinking and watching that fight,” said Brown. “My business is hurting because of this freaking curfew.