Beverly Hills Issues Emergency Order Against Residential Public Assemblies
Posted Sunday, June 14 – 4:00 p.m.
Starting Saturday evening and until further notice, no more than 10 people are lawfully allowed to gather in an assembly in a public right of way in a residential area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. in the City of Beverly Hills.
The decision was made after a group identifying themselves as “Occupy” arrived in the City on Friday night and refused to disperse from a residential area after being told to depart.
According to a release sent out by the City on Saturday night just after the Civil Emergency Order No. 6 was signed at 9:55 p.m. on June 13, the order was made “to preserve the peace and tranquility of residential neighborhoods.”
“An assembly is defined as any gathering or group of 10 or more people on a public street, sidewalk or other public place if those 10 people have a common purpose or goal,” stated the City’s release.
Any assembly that is silent, such as a candlelight vigil, and gatherings on private property are exempt from this emergency order.