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Hey if you -- a helpless -- you lose your beach privileges.
The mayor of San Diego ordering officials to close down a stretch of regional boy yet.
After cameras caught people kicking and punching and sitting on top of seals and their brand new ups.
Workers -- all the cameras back in January -- be -- -- watch the seals give birth and instead the cameras captured people harassing the animals.
Now the beach is off limits at night and that is not sitting well with folks who say that beach should be open everybody.
Trace Gallagher that it -- she's up first thing that did they find the people who attacked the.
-- When I get -- but the city attorney said late today that it suspects are brought in they will be prosecuted and wildlife groups say they are appalled by the abuse because this is a very key shelter for some.
200 harbor seals and their pops especially during the breeding season which runs from.
January through May they say this seals are only using a 150 feet of beach.
And shutting it down at night is important because this isn't the first case of abuse -- Most of the times and I actually kicking the sequels hit and sitting on them.
They're just they're flushing them doing everything -- -- and they do flashlights.
In their eyes at night.
Not -- kicking in the polling that doesn't happen too often so I was just like appalled that somebody would do that step and this is just -- that was outright cruelty that was more than harassment happens just plain cruel.
You have the beach is set to be shut down for the next two months but that could be extended job it's fifty yards of beach there's plenty of -- -- with these protesters.
-- because that 150 think you're talking about -- was meant for kids they called it children's pool and back in the 1930s this seawall was built out there to protect the kids from the dangerous surf now.
This seals are and in the kids are out and others say swimming in the area.
Is also a problem because the seal waste has -- bacteria.
To an unhealthy level.
Many residents also enjoy walking on the beach at night which is why they're protesting saying.
The mayor has overstepped his authority -- I'm -- to exercise our rights to access the speech that is supposed to be illegally open for the people on the children in the community.
It has been illegally closed according to -- -- -- And I is gone and got an emergency permit using paperwork that -- seven years old to declare an emergency and some are now threatening legal action the mayor Bob -- -- says bring it on in the city attorney says he will support the mayor.
Shut if only we all had Lavoy has problems Trace Gallagher thank you.
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