Photos: Protest at sheriff’s office targets mask mandate

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Those taking issue with a recent mask-wearing mandate from Gov. Jay Inslee descended upon the Clark County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Vancouver Friday, June 26, as part of a “My body My choice, I WILL NOT Comply” protest the day the mandate went into effect.

Inslee announced the order on June 23 requiring the use of face coverings when in public where distances of 6 feet between individuals could not be maintained starting Friday. Organized by two groups — People’s Rights Washington and Patriot Prayer, according to a Facebook event page — the demonstration intended to push back on the mandate, claiming it was a violation of body autonomy.

“We must resist this order and demand our local Sheriff (not) enforce it upon the public,” a description for the event read.

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