The county health division in New Hanover, N.C. has dropped their indoor face mask mandates after a resistance coalition led by the Proud Boys showed up in big numbers during a vote.
County officials voted on Friday to remove the indoor mask mandates in New Hanover by an 8-4 margin. They had been considering extending the mandates until January but the public pressure told the officials they needed to stop the mandate effective immediately.
One Proud Boy member, calling himself “Johnny Ringo,” was in the press voicing his strong opposition to forcing children to wear face masks.
“These masks contain nasal discharge, germs, lunch, whatever