Anti-mask protesters force lockdown at Coeur d’Alene school district office

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COEUR D’ALENE, Wash. – Anti-mask protesters forced the Coeur d’Alene school district office into quarantine on Friday.

Protesters initially gathered outside a special school board meeting that aimed to discuss the possibility of implementing a district-wide mask mandate. The meeting was called in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in northern Idaho.

However, due to the large crowd, the district postponed the meeting a few minutes before it started. The district said there were too many people and they wanted to keep them safe. They had also received reports of fighting outside.

When the protesters were unable to enter the meeting, they proceeded to the district office and the lobby.

Coeur d’Alene police intervened at the scene.

This is a developing story.

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