The Loudoun County, Virginia, school board cut off a comment duration and sicced police on homeowners Tuesday after they criticized leaders over transgender and race policies.
Loudoun Now reported Chairwoman Brenda Sheridan repeatedly required silence from the jam-packed space as members of the general public spoke in favor of or in opposition to Critical Race Theory lessons and special advantages for transgender students.
After attendees cheered the remarks of former state Sen. Dick Black (R), the board bought the space cleared then fled:
Update: former VA state senator Cock Black spoke out against important race theory in the board meeting and crowd couldn’t remain silent. The Loudoun Co school board stated if there were eruptions like this they ‘d end public remark pic.twitter.com/dx0oMAy1Fu
— Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021
Residents booed and mocked board members as they left the room.
“You’re done!” one woman screamed, alluding to a recall project presently underway. Others broke out into singing the National Anthem as the turmoil grew:
— Drew Wilder (@DrewWilderTV) June 22, 2021
A sheriff’s deputy then took the microphone to state it an “illegal assembly” and told everybody to go out or undergo jail for “trespassing.” When at least one man refused to leave, he was arrested, according to video posted by the news site:
” Inform me what I did incorrect,” he said as officers put his hands behind his back. “You got ta inform me what I did wrong.”
Loudoun Now said 2 participants were injured and required medical attention. Another male was arrested, another video revealed.
Loudoun Now reported after the room was cleared, the board reconvened in closed session, unfettered by the opinions of taxpayers.
“Loudoun County Schools continues to show an unabashed hostility to the First Modification rights of trainee, moms and dads, and instructors with whom they disagree,” Ian Prior, executive director of Defend Schools, told Breitbart News.
“It’s time for school boards across America to stop being cooped by activists and special interests and provide parents a seat at the table to assist guide the education that they spend for their children to receive.”
The crowd’s viewpoints did little to sway elected authorities.
“We will not back down from fighting for the rights of our trainees and continuing our concentrate on equity,” Sheridan told NBC 4.
She demanded an end to “politically motivated antics.”
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