Protest against Texas governor's lifting of mask mandate set for Monday

AUSTIN, Texas — Two groups on Monday are holding a rally at the state Capitol in Austin against Gov. Greg Abbott’s order lifting the statewide mask mandate in public places. The Amplified Sound Coalition and the Austin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will be protesting Monday outside the south steps of the Capitol. Protesters are asking the governor not to relax the mask mandate until 70% of the state’s essential workers are vaccinated. “Let’s show our government what the masked faces of sacrificial employees look like,” Jeanette Gregor, the co-founder of Amplified Sound Coalit…

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