It's Official: State Votes To Advance Anti-Mask Bill

By Bo Beard | May 28, 2024

A bad law

In North Carolina, Republican legislators are advancing their initiative to revoke a pandemic-related regulation that permitted the use of masks in public for health purposes. 
 

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This decision was partly influenced by ongoing protests against the conflict in Gaza, where demonstrators wearing masks have been rallying on college campuses.

30-15 vote

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The bill successfully passed the Senate with a 30-15 vote split along party lines, despite efforts by state Senate Democrats to amend it. The proposed legislation seeks to increase penalties for individuals wearing masks while engaging in criminal activities, including protesters who are apprehended.