WATCH: Frustrated restaurant owner loses it after California COVID enforcers close him down

A Ventura, California restaurant owner is being forced to close because he had voluntary outdoor dining on Friday night in protest, and refused to shut his restaurant down when ‘health inspectors’ came by Friday night and told him to do so. More COVID enforcers came by yesterday to issue him a closure order and he lost it with them:

In this clip Anton explains the backstory, saying that he only had his tables and chairs outside for a protest Friday Night and served all of his food to go. If anyone sat in the tables and chairs, it was their prerogative to do so, not his instruction. He said he was told by the health department that he could leave his chairs and tables out as a protest, however that night two officials came and issued him a closure order. Anton brought his tables and chairs back inside, but remained open. The videos above is when they came yesterday to threaten to revoke his health permit if he continued to defy the closure order.

Anton makes the point that next door to him a clothing store is allowed to put their clothing racks outside for people to shop at, but he’s not allowed to have outdoor dining. He says it makes no sense that they think COVID won’t get passed while they are shopping for clothes, but it will get passed with people eating outdoors. Anton says it feels like nothing more than a power trip at this point.

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