Parents in Idaho headed to the state’s Capitol building with their children Saturday to burn their masks, contesting continued mask mandates and violating local orders.
Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little never enforced a state-wide mask mandate, but several of the state’s districts enforced county-wide regulations to slow the spread of the deadly virus.
Eastern Idaho Public Health Director Geri Rackow announced earlier this week, that due to the dip in cases and hospitalizations, the state’s seventh district was lifting thier mask mandate.
“I feel that continuing to issue public health orders is no longer justified,” Rackow said during a Thursday board meeting, reported East Idaho News.
Though she added, “I make a plea for personal accountability for everyone to make the choice for yourself to help in slowing the spread of the disease.”
Videos posted to Twitter Saturday by an Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter, show parents surrounding an old bin on fire as kids chucked masks into the flames. Photos of Democrat lawmakers were also reportedly burned in the protest deemed “burn the mask.”