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'We will not comply' rally held in Medford against Brown's mask mandate

Around 50 unmasked people gathered in downtown Medford on Wednesday to protest Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's latest mandate that requires face coverings in outdoor spaces when 6 feet of social distancing can't be maintained and requiring that all indoor social gatherings have 10 or fewer people.

"I organized this out of some frustration with the latest mandate from Kate Brown," said Daniel Betschart when interviewed at the protest. "I wanted my voice to be heard I wanted everyone's voice to be heard."

Betschart created the event on Facebook and said he only expected around 30 or so people to show up, so he was happy with the outcome.

Betschart does not mind wearing a mask inside of a business, bu he says it shouldn't be required outdoors.

"I'm also not going to stand for the governor telling me how many people I can and can't have in my home," Betschart said.

Betschart said he is unsure right now if he will hold another protest in the future, but it is a possibility.

"We are tired of being quiet, we want or governor to know that we are not happy with what she is doing. I don't agree with it," he said.

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