Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) tweeted on Tuesday that state residents needed to keep this year's Thanksgiving holiday gatherings "small" and encouraged people to "uninvite" their family members. The messaging, which is in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, is in stark contrast to the mass Black Lives Matter protests and riots that occurred this past summer.
"This is hard, but making difficult sacrifices now will save lives," Brown tweeted.
Brown tweeted approvingly in late July of the ongoing mass gatherings outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in downtown Portland, which saw rioters continually attacking the federal property on a nightly basis.
This is hard, but making difficult sacrifices now will save lives.— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) November 24, 2020
This Thanksgiving, keep it small. Uninvite them. pic.twitter.com/4OLOv6s6A0
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