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Hummel Won't Prosecute Anti-Mask Protestors

BEND, OR -- Last month in Bend there was a large crowd protesting the governor’s mandatory mask requirement.

Police received complaints but by the time they got to the scene the crowd had dispersed. The organizer told police the protest was because they think the mask order is unconstitutional. Police turned over the report to Deschutes County D-A John Hummel. He says the organizer was wrong in that the governor’s mask mandate is constitutional. However Hummel declined to prosecute because people were protesting an act by government and did so without any violence or damage of any kind. Hummel still says he encourages people to wear a mask


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