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WATCH: Parents Protesting Critical Race Theory & Transgender Policies in Loudon County Arrested at School Board Meeting


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This is the fight against left-wing indoctrination at our public schools.

If parents don’t stick up for their children now, we’ll ideologically lose this country for generations.

Parents in Loudon County, Virginia weren’t backing down at a school board meeting and hundreds came prepared to make statements.

Tempers flared when one speaker remarked that “hate was dripping from the followers of Jesus in this room.”

After a fiery speech from former state Senator Dick Black, the school board couldn’t take additional heat from the protestors.

They abruptly ended public comment in attempt to silence the parents fighting for their children.

But the parents didn’t go away quietly and demanded their voices be heard.

After the police were called, things got physical at the meeting.

And law enforcement officials clearly noted which side they chose.

The meeting was declared an unlawful assembly, crushing the 1st Amendment rights of the parents.

And at least two arrests were made.

Fox News reported:

The embattled school board of Virginia’s Loudoun County cut off public comments during a fiery meeting Tuesday as residents traded barbs over new transgender policy proposals.

The meeting followed weeks of protests from district parents who oppose some of the measures, which they have criticized as potential left-wing indoctrination and a violation of parental rights.

The policies affect transgender student rights, privacy and restroom accommodations and would require Loudoun County Public Schools employees to use students’ preferred names or pronouns. An official school board vote on the proposal is not expected until at least Aug. 10.

But it has become a hot-button issue in the district, where 259 residents signed up to speak during the public comment session Tuesday and people lined up at the doors early to get seats in the packed auditorium.

The first half-dozen speakers were in support of policy proposal 8040, but fireworks erupted when the seventh, who identified herself as the mother of a transgender Loudoun student, was booed after saying “hate” was “dripping from the followers of Jesus in this room” – a swipe at Christian parents in the district who have argued that transgender discussions should be held at home and not in public school.

The board called a 5-minute recess to let things cool off.

After the recess, board chair Brenda Sheridan said members had voted unanimously to end public comment if the room erupted again.

“The board is here to hear from everyone,” she said. “We started our meeting early because we knew we would have a large crowd and we had a large agenda. We ask again that you respect each other, and everyone is allowed to speak.”

Residents approached the podium to weigh in on both sides of the transgender proposal – but others brought up several other high-profile incidents in the community.

Multiple parents asked the district to drop its appeal of a court order to reinstate teacher Tanner Cross, who was suspended after speaking out publicly against the proposal. They argued that fighting the judge is a waste of taxpayers’ money and doomed to fail.

Another woman urged several board members, facing a recall effort, to resign and save taxpayers even more money. Others blasted a district official who allegedly made threatening Internet searches on a district smartphone.

Former state Sen. Dick Black, a Republican, excoriated the board over its treatment of Cross and allegations that progressive community members had organized a list of their conservative neighbors to harass and publicly shame. The chamber erupted in cheers, prompting the board to vote 9-0 to end public comment for the rest of the meeting – which led to loud chants of “Shame on you” directed at the board and demands that members resign.

The large number of conservative parents in the room began singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” as board members filed out.

At least two people were arrested as parents cut off from speaking before the board remained in the room to deliver their prepared remarks to others in the crowd. One of them refused to leave until everyone had an opportunity to speak, and deputies told him that he would be arrested for trespassing if he refused to follow their orders to vacate the room.

The Daily Wire added:

Then former state Sen. Dick Black shredded the school board in a passionate speech about their treatment of Tanner Cross and allegations that the far-left school board had organized a list targeting opponents of Critical Race Theory.

Black said:

I’m retired Senator Dick Black of Ashburn, Virginia. You retaliated against Tanner Cross by yanking him from teaching for addressing a public hearing of this board. The judge ordered you to reinstate Mr. Cross, because if his comments were not protected speech, then free speech does not exist at all. It’s absurd and immoral for teachers to call boys ‘girls’ and girls ‘boys’. You’re making teachers lie to students. And even kids know that it’s wrong. This board has a dark history of suppressing free speech. They caught you red handed with an enemies list to punish opponents of Critical Race Theory. You’re teaching children to hate others because of their skin color. And you’re forcing them to lie about other kids’ gender. I am disgusted by your bigotry and your depravity [inaudible]…

The room erupted in cheers at which point the far-left school board ended the public’s ability to comment.

“The LCPS shut down the public input after the audience erupted in applause at the end of my speech,” Black added on Twitter. “Hundreds of parents continued to rally for hours to send the message that these CRT policies are racist. Parents and teachers, stand up for your children now.”

A large number of parents began singing the Star Spangled Banner before law enforcement forced parents to leave.

Police arrested at least two parents, including tackling one to the ground, who refused to leave the public space because they wanted to continue standing up for the children.



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