Texas Gov. Abbott Greenlights Protests While Blaming Bars For Coronavirus Spike
Texas Gov. Abbott blamed “Texans congregating in bars” for an uptick in coronavirus cases while simultaneously allowing local officials to approve of “mass gatherings” (i.e. protests) of 100 or more people.
In an executive order released on Friday (which is hard as hell to read), Abbott said that an “outdoor gathering in excess of 100 people” is allowed as long as local officials approve of it:
For any outdoor gathering in excess of 100 people, other than those set forth above in paragraph numbers 1, 2, or 4, the gathering is prohibited unless the mayor of the city in