Protesters burn masks at Idaho Capitol rally against rules

Logan city officials are advising residents that paper face masks are not recyclable and that those items should be disposed of properly.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At least a hundred people gathered at the front of the Idaho Capitol on Saturday to burn masks in a protest against measures taken to limit infections and deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Anti-mask groups say mask mandates are a restriction of their freedoms. Health experts say they help slow the spread of the disease.

Videos posted on social media showed adults encouraging children to toss masks into a fire.

Republican Gov. Brad Little has never issued a statewide mask mandate, but seven counties and 11 cities have such mandates in place. More than 170,000 Idaho residents have been infected, and nearly 1,900 have died.

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3 Comments

  • Ed Barker March 8, 2021 at 4:48 am Reply

    MORONS, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF FREEDOMS BUT ONE OF HEALTH! YOU PINHEADS HAVE NO RIGHT TO ENDANGER MY AND OTHER PEOPLE’S HEALTH BY REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS.

  • Ed Barker March 8, 2021 at 4:52 am Reply

    MORONS, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF FREEDOMS BUT ONE OF HEALTH! YOU PINHEADS HAVE NO RIGHT TO ENDANGER MY AND OTHER PEOPLE’S HEALTH BY REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS. AND SHAME ON YOU GOVERNOR LITTLE FOR IGNORING MEDICAL EVIDENCE THAT WEARING MASKS REDUCES THE DISEASE TRANSMISSION!! VOTE THIS STUPID BASTARD OUT OF OFFICE!!

    • Blayne March 8, 2021 at 10:56 pm Reply

      Geez Ed, go back to coloring with crayons. Stay home and triple mask if you’re so scared. The rest of us are sick of it. Are you really going to play the science card? Here’s what your “medical evidence” guy Fauci said last January, “The American people should not be worried or frightened by this. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States”

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