While May 1st or “May Day” is an international day of solidarity for workers around the world, protesters in Huntington Beach, CA gathered to express their discontent over the closure of all Orange County beaches.

One of the organizers of Friday’s protest was Vivienne Reign who owns East Bay Health and Wellness Center and is reported to have ties to the right-wing advocacy group Freedomworks which is funded by libertarian billionaire Charles Koch. Reign denies Friday’s demonstration has any ties to Freedomworks. She did tell reporters, that her group We Hae Rights merely capitalized on the outrage from residents furious about Newsom’s order.