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Backlash against restrictions on restaurants continues in Washington, Oregon

Backlash against restrictions on restaurants continues in Washington, Oregon
The movement has gained support among residents in some communities wary of government pronouncements and angry over rules that have kept big-box stores open while shutting down indoor-dining services.

Backlash against restrictions on restaurants continues in Washington, Oregon In a Jan.This protest on Sunday was part of a broader backlash in parts of Washington and Oregon against measures imposed in recent months by the states' governors to try to slow the spread of the pandemic.The Washington and Oregon events are promoted on a "Patriot's Calendar" that included a post for Sunday's Brock's Bar & Grill opening." The movement's support from some local law enforcement and politicians is welcomed by Joey Gibson, founder of Patriot Prayer, who has been active in both Oregon and Washington.

It also helped spread the word about a Monday afternoon rally that attracted dozens of people to Farm Boy, a Thurston County drive-thru and sit-down restaurant facing $183,141 in state Department of Labor & Industries penalties for 19 days of indoor service that are deemed to be willful violations of state rules.Farm Boy employees on Monday were serving people inside a modest wood-frame restaurant building, which had blinds drawn down over the windows.

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