‘Honk for freedom’: Group in Conway protests mask, vaccine mandates

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CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Group in Conway is protesting mask and vaccine mandates Tuesday.

The group is holding American flags and signs that read “Fear is the real virus. Freedom Matters” and are trying to get people to honk as they drive by.

At least one person can be seen holding a “Trump 2020” flag.

Organizers said they think it should be a choice to wear a mask and not a mandate.

“We want everyone to do what is comfortable for them,” said Jeanette Spurlock, who is part of organizing the team of protesters. “If you want to vaccinate, vaccinate. If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. This is about having a choice. If we don’t have a choice, what do we have left to fight for?”

The City of Conway reinstated a mask mandate inside city building, with the exception of the rec center in August.

The City of Conway meeting Tuesday night was switched to virtual due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Count on News13 for updates to this developing story.

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