March 8, 2021. Palm Beach County. By Chris Nelson. On Saturday March 6, myself and ten other Patriots lead a peaceful demonstration through Palm Beach Gardens Mall. We played Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and marched maskless from one end of the massive mall to the other, encouraging people to take off their masks. I witnessed about eight people taking their masks off and smiling at us as we went through. Many people were video taping, as well as Security. There was no negative reaction from shoppers that I saw. The Police and Security response was swift. Although we did not openly publicize the demonstration, Security greeted us immediately upon entering the mall. They were flanked by multiple Police Officers. I could have backed down right there. If any of them had demanded we leave the property immediately I would have had to comply. Instead the Security guard asked me what we were doing there. I told him we were shopping. He asked me the same question a second time. I responded again, "shopping". I knew we had to get on with the demonstration if it was going to happen. I walked away from the Security Guard, ripped off my mask and started the song. The rest of the Crew did the same. We walked with a full Police and Security escort from one end of the mall to the other. Once we exited the property Police were swarming the area. It was not until that point that we were told to leave the property by security. Each of us complied. A journalist who was covering the event named Jonathan Riches was told by Police that he could not come back to the mall for 18 months or be charged with Tresspassing. The Police also hastled him about the status of his handicapped parking permit. There were no arrests. Watch the entire video here!
Galleria or Coral Ridge next?
More evidence that south Florida is not open. I still do not understand why DeSantis does not support south Florida.