Crowds protest masks at Utah Freedom Rally

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Several people carried guns, but no one was wearing masks, as a couple of hundred people gather at the Provo Courthouse for the Utah County Freedom Rally on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

People gathered Friday at Provo Courthouse for the Utah Freedom Rally, an event to protest the recent mask mandate ordered by the county commission. Utah County residents have been some of the most vocal against mask requirements, holding several protests and demonstrations. This is despite Utah County having one of the highest rates of COVID-19.