A defiant anti-masker was dragged out of a South Dakota school board meeting by police for refusing to wear a face covering, according to footage shared on social media.
The man, identified as Reed Bender, was asked repeatedly to wear a mask at the Mitchell Board of Education meeting Monday before cops were called to the scene, local newspaper the Mitchell Republic reported.
Video shared on Facebook then shows an officer explaining to Bender that he is in violation of a district-wide policy that requires wearing masks on school property — and says he doesn’t want to have to forcibly remove him from the building.
“I know you don’t want to do it, but unfortunately, you have to follow these fool’s rules, right?” Bender fires back.
The father-of-two then tells the two Mitchell Police Division officers called to the scene he will not leave willingly — and calls the incident “disgusting.”
“Force me out. You’re going to have to