Twitter Users Scorch Idaho Parents Who Burned Masks With Their Kids

Written by on March 8, 2021

Anti-maskers in Idaho held a public burning ceremony on Saturday and had their youngsters take part by tossing their very own private protecting tools (PPE) into the flames. 

The Washington Publish estimated that some 100 folks gathered outdoors the state’s Capitol in Boise for the mask-burning. 

“Right here fireplace, you hungry?” a baby requested in one of many movies circulating on Twitter. “Right here’s one other masks.”

Idaho doesn’t have a statewide masks mandate for the coronavirus pandemic, however some communities inside the state have put mandates into place and Gov. Brad Little (R) has inspired folks to put on them. He tweeted in assist of masks simply final week: 

That message was not well-received by some on the suitable.

“Sure well being districts are mandating or sure cities are mandating carrying masks and we simply don’t have the numbers right here,” Darr Moon, husband of state Rep. Dorothy Moon (R) and some extent individual for the protest, instructed NBC Information. “The COVID numbers are very low. We’ve flattened the curve a very long time in the past and folks wish to return to work. They wish to have a traditional life.”

Idaho’s hospitalizations and deaths have dropped in current weeks as has occurred in a lot of the nation following the winter surge. Nonetheless, The New York Occasions reported that circumstances had been up eight p.c within the state over the previous two weeks. And based on the Idaho Statesman, the state has had greater than 172,000 circumstances up to now, together with greater than 1,800 deaths from the COVID-19 an infection. 

Twitter customers had been surprised, not simply in regards to the mask-burning, however that the protesters dragged kids into the proceedings: 

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