Hundreds of people came to the city of Mossyrock, Washington, last weekend to protest against coronavirus public health restrictions, according to NBC affiliate KING.
The city of 820 people and its mayor, Randall Sasser, have attracted attention for defying state health orders designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Mayor Sasser told radio station KIRO that he believes some of these measures are designed to "get us accustomed to always following what they say" for, he believes, "something bigger that they have planned to keep us under their thumb," referencing gun control and monetary policy.
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The Saturday gathering was organized by Patriot Prayer, a far-right group that has hosted pro-President Donald Trump and pro-gun rallies.