As a side note, it is interesting that in the USA, the large black lives matter protests did not cause an uptick in covid-19 cases.
Some reasons suspected for this:
- Covid-19 spreads better indoors, than the outdoor areas that protests are held.
- The number of people that chose to stay home to avoid the inconvenience (incl closed business) or risk of personal safety due to the protests exceeded the number of protesters.
Also note that protests being declared illegal riots, curfews at night and the likes hasn't stopped them from continuing for an extended period.