The city of Oroville in Northern California voted to declare itself a “Constitutional Republic City” to protect its citizens against tyrannical state and federal COVID mandates.

In a 6-1 vote by Oroville’s city council on November 6, members approved the motion with the power to opt out of enforcing “any executive orders issued by the state of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights.”

The city of Oroville has a population of over 15,000.

“What we are doing is protecting our citizens’ rights as much as we can on the local level,” Oroville Vice Mayor Scott Thomson told Fox News Digital.

“In a way, we are acting as a sanctuary city for our citizens and their rights and freedoms protected by the U.S. and state constitutions,” continued Thomson. “Gavin Newsom [California’s governor] modeled this type of declaration for us when he declared San Francisco a sanctuary city [for illegal immigrants] for what he believed to be overreach by the federal government against his citizens.”

Thomson, who was the person who proposed the now-approved measure, said the decision had to be made as “we’re not talking about one mandate,” but rather “a barrage of mandates.”

“I think it’s time for us to draw a line in the sand,” stated the vice mayor. “Enough is enough….”

The above comes from a Nov. 26 story in LifeSiteNews.