Fences have been erected outside a Chicago beach to prevent people from reaching a closed area after the city’s mayor criticized remote seafarers socially for “reckless behavior” .
The fence seen on Sunday outside Montrose Beach, along with other beaches, playgrounds and pools east of Lake Shore Drive, remains closed due to coronavirus concerns, NBC Chicago reported.
On Saturday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for a rally of mostly unmasked men gathered together in a grassy area near Montrose Beach.
“It’s called an epidemic, people,” Lightfoot tweeted. “This reckless behavior on Montrose Beach is what caused us to shut down parks and lakeside. Don̵7;t make us step back ”.
The mayor added that she checked the scene herself and said that the situation was “being resolved.”