Updated: Aug 27, 2021
Several people, including children, gathered across from the Meade County Board of Education this morning to protest the mask mandate in Kentucky schools.
According to the event's Facebook page, their purpose is to raise "awareness for parents that want masks to be used at their discretion, NOT the Board's."
"Let them know that the parents of Meade County are not happy with the way the Board members have been handling situations including but not limited to mandatory masks in school," the description continued.
People held signs saying "Our Right, Our Freedom, Our Choice!!! Unmask Our Children" and "I do not co-parent with the Board".
Two children held signs saying "I will not wear your fear" and "Fear cannot take away our freedom".
Bridgette Smith, who organized the event, says that she believes it should be up to the parents whether or not their children wear masks. She said that she pulled her 11-year-old child out of school to be home schooled as soon as the regulations were announced.