October 01, 2021

Oregonians Rally For Medical Freedom at the State Capitol

republished originally written by Luke Yamaguchi

Protestors hold a sign reading “Lefties for Medical Freedom”Protestors hold signs reading “Freedom Not Force” and “Stop Government Over-reach”

September 18, 2021: Over a thousand concerned citizens gathered at the Oregon State Capitol to protest Governor Kate Brown’s Covid vaccine mandates. Governor Brown has recently mandated Covid vaccinations for healthcare workers, K-12 school teachers and staff, and executive branch state employees.

The “Freedom From Vaccine Mandates Rally” was organized by America First Oregonians and Oregonians For AmericaLuke Yamaguchi, a functional nutritionist in Albany, spoke on behalf of Oregonians For Medical Freedom who sponsored the event. He opined: “It should go without saying that mandated medicine has no place in a free country.”

 , Luke Yamaguchi, argues that mandatory Covid vaccination policies epitomize institutional racism and promote discrimination and segregation.

Protestors at the event seemed to encompass a wide-range of demographics with medical professionals, educators, pastors, emergency service workers and state employees in attendance.


Healthcare workers, in a sign of resignation, left their shoes in front of the chainlink fence blocking the entrance of the Capitol Building.

After two-hours of speeches, protestors marched around the Oregon State Capitol Building in a peaceful demonstration calling for medical freedom.

Some demonstrators chant “My body, my choice!” in opposition to Covid vaccine mandates.