Mask opponents protest at Wichita mayor's home

July 05, 2020 - 7:36 am
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Protesters who oppose a city ordinance requiring that masks be worn in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus gathered outside Mayor Brandon Whipple's home. The Wichita City Council voted Friday to require masks in public.

The Wichita Eagle reports the ordinance requires people to wear masks where 6-foot social distancing is not possible. The roughly eight protesters Saturday didn't wear masks and didn't meet the 6-feet social distancing guideline, which means they could have been fined $25. A nearby officer said police are choosing education over enforcement for now. 

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Others around Wichita also weren't wearing masks.

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