OXYGEN, MASKS and MANDATES

The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it. - Joseph Mengele.

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Death by Mask: Mask Wearing, Bacterial Pneumonia Infections, and the 1918 Flu

Could mask-induced infections and deaths get labeled as SARS-COV-2 / Covid 19, or Covid 21, which will result in governments enforcing more lockdowns and trying to mandate vaccinations?

http://www.renegadetribune.com/death-by-mask-mask-wearing-bacterial-pneumonia-infections-and-the-1918-flu/

The article (linked above) features a 12-minute video “Bacterial Pneumonia Infections and Death from wearing masks”, which talks about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s 2008 a paper on the causes of death in the 1918 Flu Pandemic.

Bacteria was a major cause of death.

Oklahoma Dr. Jim Meehan’s speech is also featured in the video, because he mentions the rise in bacterial infections from wearing masks.

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What are mask mandates really designed to do?

Can you guess when they implemented the mask mandate on these graphs?

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OXYGEN IS GOOD FOR THE BRAIN

"Take a deep breath and calm down" – How many times have we've been told that or said that to people feeling anxious?

It's perfectly logical and does work. There's ACTUAL SCIENCE behind this. When you take slow deep breaths, you activate your brain's parasympathetic system which creates a sense of calmness and relaxation. Your heart rate and blood pressure decreases. Meanwhile, your blood oxygenation is enhanced. You regain control. But when you're anxious, your blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing increases. This is because stress activates your brain's sympathetic center. The opposite happens when your parasympathetic nervous system is activated.

In a "flight or fight" mode, your body's response sends energy to your limbs so that you can RUN. In a life and death situation – say you were being attacked by a wolf – you'd want to run and not stop and think about what to do. Your body goes into survival-mode. The fight-flight-freeze response is your body's natural reaction to danger. In this cortisol-induced state, your senses are heightened and you'll have an adrenaline spike.

A prolonged state of "fight or flight" is dangerous. Problems can occur if your adrenaline and cortisol levels remain persistently elevated, which can occur if you repeatedly feel stress for no particular reason and you’re in no imminent danger.

This elevated-anxiety-state can be psychologically induced with other stressors, like losing a job or isolation. But we find ways to cope, by talking with confidants, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, relatives, spouses, and companions all provide a life-enhancing social net. And the advice is to use relaxation, breathing and social nets to counteract this anxiety. Even walks can reduce stress because the exercise can increase oxygen and excess brain power.

Research suggests that mental performance can be greatly increased by inhaling a shot of oxygen. Oxygen is to the brain what fuel is to a car. Ensure that you give your mind all the oxygen it needs to function at optimum conditions.

Brain hypoxia is a form of hypoxia or oxygen deficiency affecting the brain. It occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen even though blood is still flowing. Symptoms include temporary loss of memory, problems moving parts of the body, inattentiveness, poor judgment.

Because the medical and health community has known all these above facts, why in the hell are they allowing this political nonsense of restricting oxygen to your brain?

If you have poor judgment you will believe anything the corrupt officials will tell you; if you have memory loss, you'll forget the Nazification of Germany; if you have trouble moving body parts, you won't stand up. Wake Up. Your evil politicians and medical officials are torturing you.

Asphyxiation is used as a form of torture.

In fact, it is one of the Top 10 Forms of Torture. Also on that short list is Forced Human Experimentation – think vaccines.

The medical and psychological establishment know exactly what they are doing; and they are doing it on purpose – it is psychological warfare; and no one does it better than the British and its Tavistock Institute – it's called BRAINWASHING.

This torture is designed to produce the desired response of your submission to the globalist plans. If you'd take off the mask and increase your oxygen levels, you might be able to think straight. You know intuitively what they are doing is wrong, so do something about it – or suffocate.

When your politicians (wolves in sheep's clothing) claim they aren't trying to control you, take a deep breath and logically think about their actions. Why would they abandon what is KNOWN to be healthy; and employ KNOWN psychological warfare techniques?

Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Matthew 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into The Fire.
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Everyone who has been part of this torture should be immediately arrested for crimes against humanity.

Give yourself and others the gift of Oxygen!

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4-Year-Old Almost Dies due to Lung Infection Caused by Prolonged Mask Wearing – Doctor Rants “How Many Children Must Die?”

How long are parents going to continue masking their children causing great harm to them, even to the point of risking their lives?

Dr. Eric Nepute in St. Louis took time to record a video rant that he wants everyone to share, after the 4-year-old child of one of his patients almost died from a bacterial lung infection caused by prolonged mask use.

He states:

The system is set up to kill people right now.

Dr. Napute in this 7 minute video stresses that he has seen this many times…

“This 4 yr. old almost died because of the stupid ass ignorant restrictions that there is no science behind…wearing these masks for prolonged exposure can hurt you!

“We are seeing these reports come in all over the country.” How any people all over the country are going to hospitals with these respiratory infections caused by the masks and are being diagnosed with covid? A 4 year old almost died last night from wearing the mask too much."
This is NOT OK THIS HAS TO STOP

"We have gone too far, people are dying unnecessarily, they shouldn’t be dying anyway. They are not dying from covid they are dying from the side effects that the idiots in charge who shouldn’t be in charge are killing our kids, killing adults and killing each other. When people die it helps push the narrative of fear and control"
“Its time for us to step up and stand up, Doctors I a imploring you please tell your patients the truth, tell them why we don’t wear masks all the time…or when we do its so we don’t spit in an open wound not to stop the spread of viruses and bacteria”

“THERE IS MORE OF US THAN THEM. TAKE THESE MASKS OFF YOUR CHILDREN AND YOURSELVES, GET SOME AIR SMILE AT PEOPLE, IT COMES BACK TO YOU.”

“For the love of God please share this… It is beyond out of control it is time to push back, with knowledge wisdom and actions. Enough is Enough, Take off the masks…”

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In the original post on this thread, Dr. Jim Meehan is featured. The video of his testimony was deleted from Youtube, but cannot be found as yet on another platform.

Below is an INFORMATIVE article by Dr. Meehan about facemasks; and why the community at large should not wear them. Meehan backs up the advice with real science, not the political version/perversion of it so that they can usher in totalitarianism for their globalists masters on a depopulation mission.

Governments are being criticized that their draconian measures have caused more health harm than good, but please know that is exactly the plan. Every time they hear of illness, death, despair, they know their evil plans are working – they aren’t going to stop. We are dealing with eugenic billionaire psychopaths who bribe politicians to do their bidding.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND THINK. Your Brain needs Oxygen to think; and that’s exactly what they don’t want you doing.

We are at spiritual war – Good vs. Evil. Learn to fight for the Kingdom of God, because the walls are closing in. If you are thinking clearly, you know they don’t plan to stop the oppression; it will continue to increase. There is no going back, from them or us.

Mask Mandates are being used to induce a constant-state of fear so that people can’t think logically.

They also visually represent oppression and slavery.

And terrorized individuals are much easier to brainwash:

This is psychological warfare using Covid Siegecraft.

When we tell you it’s going to get worse not better, we mean it.

T.H.E.Y. want to suffocate us!

These nutjobs (mad scientists) keeping pushing the envelope: next up: “double and triple masking” hypotheses.

We aren’t getting sick enough using only single masks. Perhaps they want bacterial pneumonia infections to spike? Or spike covid cases, so that they can further push vaccines.

Announce a second variant and then a double mask.

But wait, they told us in advance it was coming. Fauci planted the idea back in November:

Anthony Fauci has reared his evil head again – Double masking ‘just makes common sense’ to help prevent COVID-19 spread, Fauci.

No, Dr. Fauci, it only makes sense that you are a global eugenicist, disguised as a health expert.

Common sense would also indicate that the vaccines had something to do with the elderly death spikes; but we aren’t allowed to use it, if it doesn’t fit the official narrative.

Crafty devils they are – defying logic.

Beware of Fauci crazy ideas, it’s usually a sign of what T.H.E.Y. have in store. They all walk in Lockstep – W.H.O.; UK; Gib.

Media gets in lockstep with the new push:

If you think they’ll stop with the double-mask, nope they say three might be better.

Wait, some lunatic is calling for 4 Masks -

You COMPLIED with single face-mask mandates. Now, its time to up their game. Is this about a virus, or limiting your oxygen?

These people are sick and evil. Stop following them into hellfire.

1 Timothy 3:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1 Timothy 3:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1 Timothy 5:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE (knowledge) FALSELY SO CALLED:

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Dr. Mercola’s 18 minute video quoting politicians, policy makers, and health experts on masks… healthy or not?

Some may be useful down the road…

Time line from 1/20 when mask use was discouraged from general public to 12/20 when masks have become mandatory

1/28/20 Chris Smith, Cambridge University, “You can use a face mask if you’d like but it is not really any protection.”
2/5/20 Christine Francis, Consultant, Infection, Prevention and Control WHO Headquarters, “Medical masks like this one cannot protect against the new corona virus when used alone. When you wear them, you must combine with hand washing and other preventative measures. WHO only recommends the use of masks in specific cases. If you have a cough, difficulty breathing, fever, you should wear a mask and seek medical attention. If you do not have these symptoms you do not have to wear masks because there is no evidence that they protect people who are not sick.”
3/1/20 US Surgeon General, Twitter: “Seriously people stop buying masks! They are not effective in preventing general public from catching corona virus. But if health care providers cant get them to care for sick patients it puts them and our communities at risk.”
3/4/20 Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty “In terms of wearing a mask, our advice is clear that wearing a mask if you don’t have infection, rarely reduces the risk or almost not at all. We do not advise that.”
3/8/20 Fauci - “Now when you see people and look at them, at the films from China, South Korea, whatever, everybody is wearing a mask. Right now in the US people shouldn’t be walking around with masks on. (Interviewer:) Your sure of it, because people are listening really closely to this. (Fauci:) Right now people should not be wearing masks there is no reason to be walking around with a mask on. When your in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask, might make people feel better and it might even block a droplet, but its not providing the perfect protection that people think it is. And often there are unintended consequences. People keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face…”
3/9/20 Dr. April Baller, WHO Health Emergency Programs: “If you don’t have any respiratory, fever, runny nose symptoms, you don’t have to wear a mask. Masks alone can give you a false feeling of protection and can even be a source of infection, when not used correctly. Masks should only be worn by health care workers, caretakers, sick - those with symptoms of fever cough.”
3/11/20 “I see people wearing masks, people buying hand sanitizer, but is there any reason why people should be using masks? (Answer:) The general public with no symptoms should not wear masks. The virus can still get in through the eyes, so if someone sneezes on you the mask will only protect the nose. It wont protect your eyes. People who are symptomatic need masks. The masks people are buying at the supermarket, have gaps and are not fully protecting you. The ones the health care workers have are different, and have a full seal around the face.”
3/11/20 Boris Johnson asking Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jenny Harries: “Tell us about the value of people wearing face masks all around the place is there any point to that? (Jenny:) If a health professional hasn’t advised you to wear a mask its usually quite a bad idea. People tend to leave them on, or they contaminate the face mask then wipe it over something, so its really not a good idea.”
3/12/20 Dr. Harries " The average member of the public wandering around the streets, this is really not a good idea. People will have a mask, and they will take it off when they get home. They will put it down on a surface that haunt been cleaned. They’ll be out and they haven’t washed their hands, they’ll go and have a cup of coffee, they have to take it off, then they will wipe something over it, and then they will put it back up. In fact you can trap the virus in the mask then start breathing it in. (Interviewer:) So they would be putting themselves more at risk? (Dr. Harries) Well, it just doesn’t, because of this issue, (behavioral issues, which are really important when were talking about infectious disease. People can adversely put themselves at more risk then.”
4/1/20 News 9, “Healthy people are being warned against wearing a mask to protect themselves against the virus. Justine Conway explains incorrect use can lead to more infection. It’s becoming common place among the street and in the supermarkets. More and more people are wearing face masks as a precaution. The governments advice on wearing face masks is in line with WHO, under it’s guidelines, masks should only be worn if a confirmed covid-19 case, or if you have a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, caretaker. Although masks may offer some since of security, experts warn, if you wear a mask the wrong way, it could actually make you sick. Dr. Holly Seale: “When I see people touching the masks, adjusting the masks, and the touching other things, what we must remember is the front of the mask picks up different pathogens, and the same goes for gloves.”
4/3/20 “Evidence on masks and wearing face masks by the general public has been a controversial issue in pandemic preparedness planning for the 15 years that I have been involved in it. I was on the phone this morning to a colleague in Hong Kong, a Professor who has done the evidence review on face masks for the WHO. We are of the same mind, there is no evidence that wearing a face mask by the general public who are well, affects the spread of disease in our society. Yes its true, that we do see large amounts of mask wearing particularly in South east Asia, but we have always seen that, it is wired into some cultures, masks worn frequently in open spaces. But in terms of hard evidence the UK Government recommends- We Do NOT recommend wearing face masks for the general public.”
4/8/20 “The recommendation from SAGE is perfectly clear, which is that there is weak evidence or small effect, in which face masks can prevent source of infection of going from someone who is infected to going to people around them.”
4/23/20 Matt Hancock Health Minister UK: “Patrick the evidence on face masks has always been quite variable, quite weak, quite difficult to note. There is no real trials on it. W eve undertaken a review, we give our advice to ministers and they will make decisions.”
4/24/20 Matt Hancock health Minister UK: “If you are working in a hospital, care home, then there is a need for a mask. So we now must make sure that is the top priority. The evidence of the general public wearing masks especially outdoors, is extremely weak.”
7/10/20 Deborah Cohen: “The debate is political, the WHO committee which reviewed the evidence on use of face coverings in public didn’t back them. After political lobbying The Who recommended them.”
7/14/20 Matt Hancock Health Minister UK “We have therefore come to the decision that face masks should be mandatory in shops, & supermarkets. Last month we made face coverings mandatory on public transport and in NHS settings. Under new rules people who do not wear face coverings will face a fine $100. in line with sanctions of public transport. Should an individual refuse to wear a face covering a shop can refuse entry and call police if people refuse to comply. The police have formal enforcement powers and can issue a fine.”
7/15/20 Peter Hitchens: “It doeskin make sense on science, it doesn’t make sense of facts. Here is another fascinating thing, a few months or a few weeks ago, if you looked for policy papers, research papers, saying whether masks were a good idea, there were several announcements in the papers, which disappeared from the net, that were hostile to muzzles - the statement by the WHO was definitely against wearing muzzles… (31 March 2020) Does WHO recommend wearing a mask for healthy people during the covid-19 outbreak? No WHO does not recommend that asymptomatic individuals i.e. those with no respiratory symptoms in community should wear masks, as currently there is no evidence that routine use of medical masks by healthy individuals prevents covid 19 transmission. Now a few weeks ago the WHO did a reverse… (6 June 2020) Dr. Tedros Adhanom: " In light of evolving evidence, WHO advises Governments should encourage general public to wear masks where there is wide spread transmission, and if physical distancing is too difficult, public transport, shops or in other confirmed crowded areas.” Now policy changed, and while it was advised that people be encouraged to wear masks, governments went further than this - (4th and 13th June 2020) Department of Health UK - As of Monday the 15th of June, Face coverings will become mandatory on public transport, under National Rail Conditions Travel and Public service Vehicle regulations, you can be refused transport if you don’t comply - And you can be fined. Transport and travel operators will be able to refuse permission to travel when someone isn’t using a face covering. This weekend I’m taking powers through the Public Health Act, leading to fines for non compliance."
7/19/20 “First and foremost face coverings will from 11:29 pm Wednesday eve. be mandatory for everybody in Melbourne. 7 News: 176 people fined by Victoria police in past 24 hours for breaches of state corona virus restrictions.”
8/12/20 “We could still see mandatory masks we haven’t done it as yet, one of our concerns is not everyone is prepared.”
8/24/20 Auckland: “We continue to ask everyone on public transport and planes, to ware masks. Cabinet decided to mandate wearing face coverings on public transport for level 2 and above. New orders will be enforced Monday. We know masks protect you and those around you.”

On June 6th Director General Tedros Adhanom of WHO, spoke of evolving evidence as being reason why they changed on face masks. In light of evolving evidence WHO advises governments should encourage face masks for general public where there is wide spread transmission and physical distancing is difficult. But how has the actual evidence evolved from March up to December according to the WHO’s own guidelines on face masks?
WHO 3/19/20 Mask use in the context of covid 19, a medical mask is not required for people who are not sick as there is no evidence of its usefulness in protecting them.
WHO 4/6/20 Mask use in context of covid 19, as described above, the wide use of masks by healthy people in community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.
WHO 6/5/20 Mask use in terms of covid 19. Many countries recommend fabric face coverings for general public. At this time, wide spread mask use by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence, and there are potential benefits and harms to consider.

And finally December where we see a reference to the landmark Danish study

WHO 12/1/20 Mask use in terms of covid 19 at present only limited and inconsistent scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of masking healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including SARS COV - 2.A large randomized community based trial with 4862 healthy participants divided into one group wearing masks and the other not wearing masks, there was no difference in infection with SARS COV - 2

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/01/27/fog-of-covid-war.aspx

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Twenty Reasons Mandatory Face Masks are Unsafe, Ineffective and Immoral

Nine Potential and Proven Dangers to Muzzling Yourself

Six Proofs Masks Do Not Reduce Infections

Five Ways Forced Masking is Immoral

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Thank you for sharing. It is heartening to know people are standing up for their rights to breathe oxygen, in this case even suing the Mayor.

I have refused to wear a mask since mid summer last year and people don’t bother me most of the time. I think it must be a relief for some people to see a smile, honestly!

Where I live, the municipal law on mask-wearing includes exceptions for people who have a medical condition. When I state this fact no one questions me…but it helps that I have asthma.

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Face masks are mind control devices -

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What next? The entire box?

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Fauci is corrupt:

Kary Mullis: PCR Test Inventor Calls Dr Fauci A FRAUD

Newsweek: Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with Millions of U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research

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LAWYERS FOR LIBERTY

Mandatory Masks and/or Testing in Schools

You can request a letter to be sent to your child’s school from Lawyers for Liberty, completely free of charge and also completely anonymously on your part.

This letter will register a complaint about the school’s mask and/or testing policy, and will also inform the school’s Head of the potential risks and legal liabilities of their regime.

You can visit the website for a copy of the letter.

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https://www.vernoncoleman.org/articles/spending-ps19200-year-masks-or-more

Spending £19,200 a Year on Masks – or More! by Dr. Vernon Coleman

24th February 2021

I saw an advert the other day for masks costing £20 each.

Here are some facts.

  1. Masks need to be changed every two to four hours.
  2. Masks should be discarded (i.e. thrown away securely) after use.
  3. Someone who wears a mask for eight hours a day, five days a week will require 20 masks a week (if changed every two hours).
  4. Twenty masks a week at £20 per mask will cost £400 a week.
  5. Assuming a working year of 48 weeks means that the expenditure on masks will be £19,200 a year.
  6. And since masks are useless (and do more harm than good) the £19,200 will be a complete waste of money.
  7. It has recently been recommended that everyone should wear at least two masks at a time. Wearing two masks at a time would push the annual bill up to £38,400 a year. Wearing three masks would mean an annual bill of £57,600.

My book Proof that Masks Do More Harm than Good is available as a free PDF on this website and on www.thelightpaper.co.uk.

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A short explanation of the letter from Lawyers for Liberty (under 2 min) linked above.

TRIPLE UP: UK government scientist advises people to wear masks with THREE layers… why not five?

An infectious disease expert in the British government has suggested that people should wear masks with three layers. Public Health England (PHE) Senior Medical Adviser Dr. Susan Hopkins explained that wearing three layers helps reduce virus transmission. “The more layers you have, the better,” she said during a government briefing on Monday, March 1.
Hopkins is following fool Fauci who now says wearing two masks is better than 1. She also stated that this may be enforced in England, Hopkins elaborated: “What we recommend is at least two layers and, ideally, three layers in a mask. That is really important to reduce the virus transmission both from you to others and others to you.”

Face masks are starting to become the new normal in British schools

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not ordered primary school students to wear masks. However, it recommended that face coverings be worn in school areas where social distancing is not possible – at least until the Easter break
Downing Street also issued a statement on Tuesday, March 2, which said that primary school children “should not be asked to wear face coverings” when they return to school on March 8.

However, some primary schools have not been swayed by government guidance on the matter of mask-wearing.

Mask mouth causes gum disease, which increases coronavirus death risk by 900%

New research has determined that a person with gum disease who tests “positive” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is nine times more likely to die than a “positive” case without gum disease.

Published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the study determined that patients with gum disease showed blood markers of inflammation throughout the body, which could be the cause.

“The results of the study suggest that the inflammation in the oral cavity may open the door to the coronavirus becoming more violent,” said study co-author Professor Lior Shapira of Hebrew University in Israel.

Masks cause gum disease, which means masks increase risk of coronavirus death

Back in the summer, it was revealed that persistent mask wearing is becoming a leading cause of gum disease.

Two Manhattan dentists came forward to say that they are seeing hordes of new patients with gum disease, all due to them wearing masks on a regular basis.

So, if masks are causing more gum disease and gum disease massively increases a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) patient’s risk of complications and death, then the only logical conclusion with all this is that masks increase the risk of Covid-19 death.

Mask Mandate Backfires as Students Embrace Constitution and Stand-up to Tyranny

Freedom activists, young and old alike, showed up to help encourage and spur on abused high school students Tuesday at both Flathead and Glacier High Schools in Flathead County.

Approximately 40 students “walked out,” with about 50 adults waiting in the wings at Flathead High, while about 30 students and 20 community folks helped to stand against tyranny over at Glacier.

it is nice to see these kids fighting back.

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Some Tennessee parents furious after school district imposes mask mandate

NBC Universal

Minyvonne Burke

August 27, 2021, 1:28 PM

Parents opposed to their children wearing masks in school spoke out at a Tennessee school board meeting, but their complaints were futile as administrators voted to expand a mandate it already has in place.

Earlier this month, the Williamson County Board of Education approved a mask requirement for elementary students. In an 8-4 vote Thursday night at a specially called meeting, board members voted to approve the requirement to include middle and high school students.

The requirement for middle and high school students begins next week, according to The Tennessean. The mandate will remain in effect through Sept. 21.

Following an Aug. 10 meeting, angry parents gathered outside the meeting and chanted, "We will not comply."

In a video posted on social media, people screamed at a man wearing a mask as he walked toward a car. "F--- you," a woman screamed. A man wearing a black T-shirt chanted, "No more masks, no more masks. ... Child abusers. You are child abusers."

The same man in the black shirt later walked up to a person's car and yelled, "We know who you are! No more masks." A second man walked up to the car and said, "You can leave freely, but we will find you."

Because of the chaos at the Aug. 10 meeting, over 50 county deputies were posted at Thursday's meeting and around the building where it was held, according to The Tennessean. A school board member told attendees at the start of Thursday's meeting that shouting, clapping and disruptive behavior would not be allowed.

"Disruptive individuals will be asked to leave at the first occurrence of the disruption and will be escorted out by the deputy," the board member said in a livestream video.

For the most part, the crowd remained relatively calm with some people clapping as attendees addressed the board prior to their vote.

One parent told the board that she has a kindergartener in the district.

"Keeping a germ-infested cloth on their face all day is putting them at greater risk for illness," she said. "They hang them on the fence at recess, drop them on the floor, touch surfaces and fidget with them, touch their eyes, trade them with each other and who knows what else because they’re children."

Another speaker told the board they should not make choices for other people's children.

"Your job as school board members is to manage education only," the speaker said. "Parents are responsible for children’s health. Parents’ rights have been violated for however long now. You have made options available for those seeking a safe place for education. You’ve offered online education. You’ve offered the ability to wear a mask. If you mandate masks, you take away a safe place for children to learn."

One man in opposition to masks challenged the board to "go with the will of the people."

Some parents, who said they were too afraid to attend Thursday's meeting, sent in video messages supporting the mask mandate, according to The Tennessean.

"We, our community needs to do something to make this stop. It's imperative that you pass and enforce a universal mask mandate for all of our schools," one parent said. "Students are not safe. Please do your job. Stand up to the anti-mask bullies and listen to the experts."

Another parent urged board members to follow the advice of experts and to institute "a remote learning platform that was proven very successful last year to ensure continuity of learning."

Under Gov. Bill Lee's executive order, parents are allowed to opt their children out of the district's mask mandate. Out of nearly 18,000 elementary school students, 4,547 have opted out of wearing masks, according to the district.