Since many parts of U.S. are now in reopening, one lawyer decided to protest the decision, dressing as the grim reaper in a symbolic move that was captured on a local newscast.
As Walton County beaches along Florida’s Emerald Coast reopened, some of the residents are happy, and some of them are not. Lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder is one of them.
Uhlfelder, who was cloaked in black, is brandishing a scythe prop, to signify one potential and tragic outcome that could be a result of the uptick in social activity.
“I’m here today to try to make a point that we need to — I think it’s premature that we open our beaches,” he said to WMBB News 13.
“I’m a huge proponent of public beaches and I’ve been fighting for that for years, but I think that the danger of bringing all the people here to our area and spreading the virus, I think it’s going to prolong the recovery we have and I think that we should take better measures.
“We’re drawing people from all over the world to our beautiful beaches,” he added. “It’s too soon and it’s not appropriate.”
You can watch the news clip below.
The pandemic’s global death toll has reached over 240,000, while the global number of cases has surpassed 3,426,000, according to the WHO, which is the health agency of the United Nations.