It isn't such a bad idea for anyone who went outdoors to protest get tested for Covid-19 and self-isolate. Right now times aren't exactly great to be around large crowds during Covid-19. There were a lot of people who showed up to protest after 5:30 pm in Central El Paso. When I had stopped by around 4:45 pm this past Sunday it was not empty. When I had parked at Walgreens on Piedras and Montana I spotted a couple of camera guys from local news stations. I also noticed a group of people in a car waving peace signs out their windows. The woman driving was circling around the police station while the group held their peace signs.

I took a couple of photos of the group holding out peace signs as their protest. But later in the evening is when the crowds began to fill the area surrounding the police station. There was even a march that took place at Memorial Park. It was nice to see our community care enough to take a stand but also concerning because of the pandemic. Lately, we haven't been living life the way we normally have before because of Covid-19. Since Sunday's protest for George Floyd, the El Paso County Judge is suggesting protestors get tested for Covid-19 and self-isolate.

So if you recently participated in any sort of protest in El Paso it would be best to be safe than sorry. In order to be El Paso Strong, we should look out for the safety of ourselves and others in the community.

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