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Elon Musk defies local orders, reopens Tesla factory anyway

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 11, 2020, 10:26 PM UTCBy Ahiza García-HodgesTesla CEO Elon Musk has reopened his primary car assembly plant in Fremont, California, defying a countywide order that restricts nonessential businesses to "minimum basic operations.""Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me," Musk tweeted Monday afternoon."All other auto companies in US are approved to resume. Only Tesla has been singled out. This is super messed up!"Workers were seen streaming in and out of the facility, which stretches over ...