Boise’s Mayor McLean Had Protestors at Her Home
Last night about 30 people showed up and started protesting outside of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean's house. They were protesting her newly updated and more robust coronavirus rules and regulations. Read more about that from my last week here The new order went into effect starting yesterday when the protests started.
"Current community hospital models require immediate action to keep our community safe, ease the burden on the health care system and control community spread," the mayor’s office wrote in a press release when the original order went public. "What we are currently doing is not working. If we do not change our approach our health and our economy will suffer."
Some of the protestors that were outside of her home had signs and tiki torches. According to Idaho news channel 2, the protest was organized via text by the group People’s Rights, an organization formed this year by Ammon Bundy of Emmett.
41 year old Ammon Bundy just wrapped up a court hearing that was due to his his August 26 arrest at the Idaho capitol. On that day, he refused to leave the Senate gallery during the legislature's special session. He was arrested on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and resisting and obstructing officers.
He argued in court that he wants an in-person trial by jury without people wearing face masks. He also claimed that there is not enough scientific evidence to meet the "burden of proof" for court closures and health guidelines like face masks.