Demonstrators will take to Yelm City Park this Saturday to urge the reopening of the city’s businesses restricted by Gov. Jay Inslee to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The event is set for 1 p.m.

According to a Facebook event titled “Open Yelm Now,” members of the community and small business owners are encouraged to attend to “pronounce the reopening of the city of Yelm.”

The event’s description goes on to say: “For far too long we have lived under unconstitutional mandates dictated by an overreaching government. It is past time to reassert our rights as Americans.”

A flyer that’s been distributed urges attendees to “respect each other while getting back to life and property.”

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