ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Protestors at Vista Del Norte Park in Albuquerque Saturday morning say they want parents and students to be able to decide whether or not to mask up – and don’t want the government to have the final say. This comes after the Public Education Department released guidance on Monday requiring masks for all students and staff in primary schools.
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For secondary schools, masks are only required for unvaccinated people. Some parents say they’ve had enough. “I think, as parents, we have to stand up for our kids and fight back. It’s not okay anymore, this has been over a year. It’s not okay,” said parent Ryan Smith.
“I want to see no masks on our kids this fall when they go back to school,” said another protestor. There were also other protests against masks for students across the state Saturday.