Video and voice recordings that played in court before a Lawrence man was bound over for trial on Thursday captured the anti-mask protester yelling obscenities at police and witnesses just after an alleged assault.
A Lawrence man known for his anti-mask protests near school buildings and district offices was arrested Wednesday just before the Douglas County Commission meeting.
A Lawrence man who has become widely known for his protests against mask mandates has been charged with three low-level felonies following an alleged incident at a clinic where 5- to 11-year-olds were getting COVID-19 vaccines.
Updated article: A man who has become well-known in Lawrence for his protests of mask mandates was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly threatening people with a sign post as they attempted to enter a vaccine clinic for kids.
An anti-masker’s profane outburst targeting Kansas Reflector editor Sherman Smith is now posted online after initially being edited out of a video of a Kansas legislative committee meeting, prompting concerns about the legislature’s transparency.
The 28 seconds of profane commentary by Justin Spiehs during a special legislative committee hearing on COVID-19 government overreach was cut from the publicly available video of oral testimony on the Legislature’s website and posted to YouTube.
Updated to add video: Lawrence police were investigating Thursday after a reported altercation involving signs near an elementary school, where an anti-mask protester and pro-mask counter-protesters have been stationed often since school began last month.
A protester has added his anti-mask message to the morning routine at Sunset Hill Elementary School, leading some in the Lawrence community to express concerns for safety.
A new mask mandate for kids ages 2-11 is now in effect in Douglas County, despite public commenters drawing comparisons to the Holocaust and threatening to unenroll their kids from public schools Wednesday night.
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