Californians are becoming increasingly fed up with the far-Left extremists who have assumed total, unrelinquished control of the state.

Yes, I’m talking about Governor Gavin Newsom as well as other officials who are imposing tyrannical rules on innocent residents.

No longer are lockdowns simply about “slowing the spread” of a deadly foreign virus or preventing impact on local hospitals.

Any lockdown measure enacted now, 9 months after the pandemic began, is all about control, as we now know COVID-19 has an extremely high survival rate, we have almost 100% effective therapeutics, and top-notch care is available for any infected person.

There is no need for additional lockdowns. In fact, we have every reason to reopen on a wide scale.

Thousands of Southern California residents who realize this went out in droves to protest the governor’s latest “limited shelter-in-place” curfew order. The 30-day curfew begins nightly at 10:00 PM and ends at 5:00 AM for non-essential gatherings.

On Saturday night, “curfew breakers” in Orange County and San Diego took to the beaches at 10:01 PM to protest Newsom’s overnight curfew in San Diego, San Clemente, Huntington Beach, and Los Angeles.

Protests were organized by the American Phoenix Project, which spread flyers on the internet last week promoting gatherings in several cities across Southern California.

Journalist Elijah Schaffer shared one flyer spreading the word in San Clemente which said, “If you are a free American and are more than non-essential join us for a clear act of defiance against Newsom’s 10 pm stay at home order. Come to San Clemente pier for music/party.”

Californians are clearly fed up with arbitrary restrictions that have no scientific basis.

Also defying the order, several Sherriff’s Offices up and down California have announced their non-compliance with Newsom’s latest order. These counties include Orange, Ventura, Sacramento, Riverside, and El Dorado.

As the restrictions that choke small businesses and restrict the movement of free people grow tighter, perhaps opposition will grow as the holidays approach.

As freedom-loving Americans, we must continue to resist these draconian lockdown orders imposed by unchecked government officials.