Scenes of thousands marching in Chicago in a joint ‘Pride’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ parade have raised questions about double standards in reporting and enforcing social distancing rules amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Even though Chicago’s annual Pride Parade was officially canceled due to Covid-19 concerns, massive crowds gathered on Sunday in the Lakeview neighborhood and marched uptown to “reclaim Pride.”
I thought the media said mass gatherings were going to kill us all? “Murder,” they said…. https://t.co/kVqqbxt0ik
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 28, 2020
Aerial footage of the packed event has drawn much criticism from those opposing the harsh lockdown measures and the apparent double standards in enforcing them. Local authorities and mainstream media were blasted for ignoring or even “encouraging” particular gatherings, while painting the rest as a dangerous breach of social distancing rules.