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Over 100 Gather in Downtown Fresno To Call on Officials To ‘Open California Safely’



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FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) — On Saturday, more than 100 people rallied in downtown Fresno, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom and Fresno County to “Open California Safely.”

“I believe that we can do the best to protect the most vulnerable in our population, while simultaneously keep our businesses alive,” said Lewis Everk, owner of the Everk Hospitality Group.

Local businesses and restaurants are frustrated with the states recent orders to close indoor operations again in 41 counties due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

“We’re being shut down a third time and our livelihoods, our families, all our employee’s families are at risk right now because of their decisions,” said Manny Perales, owner of Yosemite Falls Cafe and Sports Bar.

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