COVID mask protest shuts down Wisconsin school board

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh Area School District officials postponed a school board meeting after a group of protesters stormed the room and refused to wear masks.

WBAY-TV reported that the district implemented a mandatory mask policy on Monday. A group of 20 to 30 people showed up at the school board meeting Wednesday to protest the policy.

The group refused a police officer's order to don masks and an argument broke out with mask supporters in the audience.

District officials said if the group didn't wear masks they wouldn't hold a meeting.

Board members walked out of the room and minutes later board President Bob Poeschel announced the meeting had been postponed.

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