'ReOpen San Diego' rally planned for Friday in Downtown

Posted at 4:09 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 12:25:27-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Organizers of “ReOpen San Diego” are preparing for a big rally on Friday in downtown.

“We are tired of our civil liberties and our constitutional rights being trampled on and we've had enough,” said organizer Dan Summers.

The rally is expected to start at noon in front of the Hall of Justice.

“We will have signs. We will be socially compliant [with] six-foot spacing and we'll have our masks," he added.


Summers told 10News that the rally is sponsored by We Have Rights, a grassroots group calling on Governor Newsom to fully reopen the state.

“They're having simultaneous rallies in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Sacramento. All tomorrow,” he explained.

Friday's rally in San Diego is one of a wave of local demonstrations denouncing the shutdown over the pandemic. Last Sunday, hundreds of people attended a protest in Pacific Beach.

“We’re not going to block traffic. We're not going to break any laws. We're peaceful. This is a rally,” Summers added.

A San Diego Police spokesperson told 10News that the department is aware of Friday's rally and plans to have officers in the area.