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Anti-mask demonstrators protest at Newport UPS Store

Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 6:49 PM EST
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NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) - Anti-mask demonstrators on Monday protested outside a Newport UPS Store that is being sued by the state for violating the governor’s mask mandate.

After repeated warnings, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan Friday said his office was suing the store for violating the governor’s executive order on masks. The store’s corporate office on Thursday pulled its franchise deal for violating the company’s uniform policy, which includes wearing masks.

Supporters staged a protest outside the Main Street location carrying signs that read “Dictator Scott,” “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid,” and “Hugs not masks.”

The Newport Daily Express reports that the store’s owner plans to stay open because they also do screen printing and graphics, and the no mask policy is still in effect.

Darren Perron spoke with the newspaper’s Ed Barber about what he saw. Watch the video to see the full interview.

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