The organizer of a “Trump Supporter Gathering” at the web page of slain singer Selena‘s statue in Corpus Christi, TX is acquiring shut down by the city, but he’s vowing to do it anyway.
We broke the story … Joe Michael Perez already bought threatened with a lawsuit from Selena’s dad, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., for allegedly infringing on her name, image and likeness for the July 11 event. Now, he is also managing the possibility of turning out to be a prison.
Shelly Rios, Corpus Christi’s Interim System Manager for Cultural Products and services & Specific Activities tells us … Perez would commonly be issued a “spontaneous demonstration permit” for his planned community occasion, but it acquired rejected … and not mainly because of his politics.
As a substitute, the trouble is the coronavirus. Texas at the moment would not enable for teams of additional than 10 folks to congregate in a place, so Rios states if Perez and other Trump supporters display up at the statue … legislation enforcement will instruct them to go away.
Perez suggests his group of at minimum 150 people is defiant, and however arranging to go. He claims if police arrive, he’ll explain to them they are there peacefully and won’t leave.
As we explained to you … Perez has been working with a photo of him taken last month — when he place a Trump hat on the Selena statue — to endorse his Trump-stumping occasion on Facebook.
Selena’s father warned Perez to delete the Facebook function webpage and cease manufacturing Selena-associated items … or he’d sue him.
Perez has been undeterred on that entrance, also.