A Florida woman reiterated a talking point recently made by Fox News host and conspiracy theorist Tucker Carlson while disrupting a school board meeting on Tuesday.
“We don’t need masks for our children! It is child abuse! Shouted the unidentified woman at the Hillsborough School Board retreat in Tampa.
Bay News 9 reported that the public board meeting was held in a small boardroom attended mainly by board members and the media. The incident was filmed from several angles:
It is not known if the protester was a fan or influenced by Carlson. However, his screams matched comments he made on air last month when he said the masks on children were “child abuse.”
“Your response when you see kids wearing masks while they play shouldn’t be any different from your response when you see someone beating a child at Walmart. Call the police immediately. Contact child protection services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you are looking at is child abuse, child abuse and you are morally obligated to try to prevent it.
Security escorted the woman out of the room, the Tampa Bay Times reported. We don’t really know what happened afterwards.
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