A few protest over giving governor more enforcement power

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Cheryl Jensen of Yona carried a sign around the building showing her opposition to Bills 334 and 335.

There was a minor show of protest outside the Guam Congress Building this morning by a few people who wanted lawmakers to know they oppose any measures giving the governor more enforcement power.

Cheryl Jensen of Yona carried a sign around the building showing her opposition to Bills 334 and 335.

Those are the two measures granting the governor the authority to impose fines for violating her emergency orders and the power to extend the current curfew to adults.

“We need to support our businesses and we do not need curfews and roadblocks. That is a threat to my civil liberties and I feel more of a panic reaction rather than an intentional move to curb COVID,” Jensen said.

Ken Leon Guerrero, from Santa Rita, said: “She’s put in safe distancing, she’s closed government operations, all within her existing powers. So I am concerned that in asking the legislature for more powers than she already has, it’s stepping closer to martial law or a dictatorial state,” Leon Guerrero said.

As of news time, neither Bill 334 or Bill 335 had been brought up for discussion.

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