According to National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), hundreds of people showed up in Mosi Rock, Washington, last weekend to protest against public health restrictions on the new coronavirus.
The town with a population of 820 and its mayor, Randall Sasser, have aroused public attention for defying state government health orders aimed at curbing the spread of the new crown virus.
Sather told the local TV station that he thought some of these measures were to “make us used to listening to them forever”, and “they are still planning bigger things than letting us be under their control”. He was referring to gun control. And monetary policy.
NBC News sent an email to Sather asking him to comment on the status of the state health order and weekend activities, but Sather did not immediately respond.
The sponsor of the protest on Saturday was an organization called “Pray for the Patriots,” a far-right organization that hosted a rally for Trump and guns. According to reports, the rally also attracted hundreds of out-of-town people who said they were fed up with restrictions on the new crown epidemic.
In August of this year, the organization said that one of its members was shot and killed in violent street clashes in Portland, Oregon. However, it is reported that the protests held in Moselock last weekend were peaceful.
As part of the US social media Facebook platform’s efforts to combat “celebration” violent pages, the Facebook pages of the “Pray for the Patriots” organization, including the page of founder Joey Gibson, were closed in September.