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Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller US cities

 

December 10, 2020

Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP

Anti-masker demonstrators converged Dec. 8 on Central District Health offices in Boise, Idaho, to the protest a meeting deciding on more mandates to combat the spread of COVID-19.

MISSION, Kan. - Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities that once seemed safely removed from the outbreak.

In Boise, Idaho, public health officials about to vote on a four-county mask mandate abruptly ended a meeting Tuesday evening because of fears for their safety amid anti-mask protests outside the building and at some of their homes.

One health board member tearfully announced she had to rush home to be with her child because of the protesters, who were seen on video banging on buckets, blaring air horns and sirens, and blasting a sound clip of gunfire from the violence-drenched movie "Scarface" outside her front door.

https://www.startribune.com/tensions-rise-over-masks-as-virus-grips-smaller-us-cities/600000217/

 

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