March 6, 2021 | By
“Idaho does not have a statewide mask mandate, but that did not stop protesters from burning masks on Saturday as state lawmakers are working to pass a bill to declassify COVID-19 as an emergency.
The statewide protest was organized in part by North Idaho Representative Heather Scott and Representative Dorothy Moon.
“So far I think there are about 50 burn barrels for people to get involved,” Rep. Dorothy Moon said in a YouTube video. “And even if you don’t have a mask it’s still symbolic. It gets the word out to the governor that it is time for this emergency order to end.”
Scott said mask burning events were held in Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, and Sagle.”