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Permit for march should have been withdrawn

I almost fell off my chair when I read that a Black Lives Matter march and protest was held July 25. The event also took the opportunity to present black-owned businesses to the people who participated in this demonstration.

The organizers requested that people wear masks and social distance. That’s a joke. Have you ever seen people socially distancing during a demonstration?

We are in the middle of a pandemic. The furthest thing we need is the gathering of hundreds of people.

Why would the county issue a permit for this to happen? Why didn’t the person responsible for issuing this permit think about it for a moment and tell the organizers that it’s a wonderful thing that they want to do, but now is not the time?

Why would the county acquiesce to this request?

Doesn’t the health and well-being of the people of Maui mean anything to the politically correct politicians?

What happens on the Mainland will happen here on Maui, when two weeks later, multitudes of people show up with COVID-19. Maui cannot sustain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Hedy Klein

Kihei

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