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Oroville City Council Declares City 'Constitutional Republic' In Defiance of COVID Mandates

OROVILLE (CBS 13) — The city of Oroville is getting national attention for announcing they will not follow controversial orders issued by the governor or president. The fight stems from a number of federal and state pandemic protection mandates.

Oroville city leaders are launching a resolution revolution. In a 6-1 vote, the city council declared Oroville a "Constitutional Republic City."

"This mandate is not saying we are against laws or for anarchy," said Scott Thomson, Oroville vice mayor.

Thomson said it's the city's effort to send a strong message to state and federal leaders.

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