LOS ANGELES, California — Mayor Eric Garcetti claimed Wednesday evening that he had worn a mask when he took a knee during Black Lives Matter protests last week — despite video and photographic evidence that he had not.
Q: Were you following medical or scientific advice when you broke social distancing to take a knee at the Black Lives Matter protest last week?
A: So I wore my mask out there, and spoke for a moment, but no — I think, for all of us, anybody who’s been at a protest, it’s very important for us all to make sure, as I said, we get tested. I’ve gotten a test this week to make sure, and I’ll do one next week as well, since I was out there. I was there for a limited period of time. The standard is, closer than six feet for ten minutes is when you are at high risk, so I was following that advice, limiting the amount of time, wearing a mask. Two out of three ain’t bad. Next question.
Garcetti did wear a mask at one point during the protest:
However, numerous people appeared to be laying hands on him at that time.
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