False equivalence is the refuge of the intellectually lazy. In California, the data is in, no COVID19 cases have been attributed to the acts of civil disobedience. We also know why. First, all, all, protestors wear masks (I attend regularly and have yet to see someone without a mask.). Second, they take place in the open air and people keep moving. Third, even while sitting or standing, people maintain a hygienic distance.
Meanwhile, the leader of the gun toting pouty faces who want the freedom to spread disease was just diagnosed with COVID19.