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Lawsuit seeking to enforce safety measures at Trump rally in Tulsa denied

Attorney files lawsuit to enforce masks, social distancing at Trump's Tulsa rally
Posted at 2:30 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 20:53:13-04

TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa law firm was denied after filing a lawsuit to enforce masks and social distancing at President Donald Trump's rally in Oklahoma this weekend.

Attorneys Clark Brewster and Paul DeMuro filed the lawsuit claiming the rally will endanger the public's health.

They argued that coronavirus cases in the city of Tulsa and state of Oklahoma increased since June 1. Despite the increase, the Trump rally is bringing thousands of people into an indoor arena.

"All credible, qualified medical experts agree that this type of mass-gathering indoor event creates the greatest possible risk of community-wide viral transmission," said the law firm.

The lawsuit was to enforce the use of face masks and practice social distancing for all guests and employees, abiding by the restrictions that the State of Oklahoma has put in place.

The Oklahoma “Open Up and Recover Safely” (OURS) guidelines, under which entertainment venues reopened as of May 1, 2020, indicate that business owners or local officials should determine event configurations.

Government officials have advised that the campaign rally as planned is consistent with the guidance for the OURS plan for entertainment venues, however, in the event that the governing authorities impose new restrictions, we will notify the event organizers immediately.

The "Make America Great Again" rally will be held Saturday, June 20 at the BOK Center with overflow audiences going to the Cox Convention Center. The BOK Center released the following statement:

Watch the law firm's press conference below:

This story was originally published by staff at KJRH.