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IPFS News Link • Florida

The Hero Mayor of Ocala, Florida Won't Enforce State Lockdown Regulations


Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said that he will not be following Gov. Ron DeSantis' phase one orders during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I have instructed the chief of police not to enforce gov order," the mayor said.

The mayor said that authorities will not be arresting anyone for gathering.

"If there are more than 10 people in a group, we're not going to stop them," Guinn said. "Let Marion County be an example of how we can bring the economy back in Florida."

According to the mayor, phase one violates the community's rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of religion, as well as those granted by the 14th amendment's equal protection clause, reports the news outlet.

"We are not going to go around the city and county occupancy or capacity," Guinn said. "We're not going to shut down any churches, we're not going to do that."