Downtown Anchorage echoes with honking protests on eve of latest shutdown


    Several dozen vehicles, draped in flags and signs, circled Anchorage City Hall on Nov. 30 to protest a new lockdown imposed by Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson.

    The “Rolling Protest Against Tyranny,” included mayoral candidate Dave Bronson and others who drove around city hall honking horns on the eve of an emergency order that has shut down in-person dining at every bar, restaurant and café in town. It also shutters movie theaters, bingo halls and entertainment centers, while banning organized sports competitions.

    Quinn-Davidson’s order also severely limits gatherings, both private and public and requires religious groups to operate at 50% capacity. Additionally, most other businesses must limit customers to 25% of building capacity. Day cares and day camps, however, are not under these restrictions.

    To enforce her orders, Quinn-Davidson is hiring additional code enforcers who can issue fines and close down businesses that run afoul of her new policy.

    The Nov. 30 event was just the latest in a series of peaceful protests and rallies that have swept across the city this year in response to mandates that have devastated local businesses. The latest mandate, which took effect on Dec. 1, stays in place throughout December, a time many businesses rely on to finally begin to turn a profit during holiday spending.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    1. Your elections are corrupted and the left is in control, and you drive around and honk?
      You cowards know what needs to be done, but keep doing nothing but “protests” and see where you end up.

    2. It’s time for civil disobedience. I call for this because as conservatives, and generally decent human beings, we aren’t going to stoop to the levels of the left and incite violence. Anchorage residents need to hold their ground against the tyrannical leaders, draconian mandates, virtue signaling pro-mask mob, and the “code enforcers”. They are mandates, not laws. They inherently have no real power. The radical left assembly with the illegitimate “mayor” have stolen and taken Anchorage hostage. Though the minority in the assembly fight for the people, the people need to show fight as well.

    3. Ok, continued destruction of the private sector, then create more government positions that require funding from tax dollars, to enforce the destruction. I am wondering where that proverbial money tree is planted? Businesses be d___ed. Let the people eat CARES funds -what is left. History repeats.

    4. anchorage citizens are a joke. Lived there back in 2007 everybody just going along to get along. Until the city comes up to the upper hillside and fucks with their way of life nobody gave a shit. Now its too late. You retards kept your head in the sand while California and Washington politics infiltrated your city. Now you get to lay in the bed that you pissed in. I dont feel sorry for you at all anchorage

    5. And say what you want about mark begeich but he was a pretty decent mayor. He helped anchorage prosper. He may have leaned left sometimes but at least he had a decent head on his shoulders. You guys fucked that all off and gave your city away to the radical left. SHAME ON YOU!

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