Video: Los Angeles residents defy fireworks ban, light up sky citywide on 4th of July

by Adam Ford · Jul 5th, 2020 10:03 am

Last Updated Jul 10th, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Los Angeles residents defied Mayor Eric Garcetti's citywide ban on fireworks en masse Saturday night, lighting up the sky across the entire city with a stunning number of fireworks for the Fourth of July.

A KCAL chopper captured a video of the city sky at 8:45 p.m.:

A stunned KCAL reporter in the clip relayed that each person shooting off fireworks was subject to a potential $50,000 fine.

According to L.A. Public Health, the ban on fireworks — which was instituted for the entire county — was ordered, along with the shuttering of beaches, to prevent the spread of COVID-19:


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