The organizer of a “Trump Supporter Gathering”
; at the site of the slain singer SelenaThe statue in Corpus Christi, TX is being shut down by the city, but he promises to do so anyway.
We broke the story … Joe Michael Perez was already threatened with a sentiment from Selena’s dad, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., for allegedly violating her name, image and likeness for the July 11 incident. Now he also risks becoming a criminal.
Shelly Rios, Corpus Christi’s interim program director for cultural services and special events tells us … Perez would normally be given a “spontaneous demonstration permit” for his planned public event, but it was rejected … and not because of his politics.
Instead, the problem is coronavirus. Texas does not currently allow groups of more than 10 people to gather in one room, so Rios says of Perez and others Trump supporters show up at the statue … law enforcement will instruct them to leave.
Perez says his group of at least 150 people is defying and still plans to go. He says that if the police come he will tell them that they are there quietly and will not leave.
As we told you … Perez has used a photo of him taken last month – when he put a Trump hat on the Selena statue – to promote his Trump stub event on Facebook.
Selena’s father warned Perez to delete the Facebook event page and stop producing Selena-related items … or he would sue him.
Perez has also wondered on that front.