SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Two of Shasta County Supervisors were in the board chambers today during a virtual meeting.
The pair were joined by dozens of people, unhappy with how the county is being run, among other issues.
After County Supervisor Les Baugh unlocked the doors, it was standing room only in the board chambers, mostly because many of the seats had been removed for social distancing when meetings were still held in person.
In front of supervisors Baugh and Patrick Jones, speaker after speaker opposed masks and vaccinations, attacked the media and demanded that the county fully reopens to business.
The speakers were met with a supportive crowd.
Here's what some citizens had to say:
“This is about not just opening up the chambers, but opening up the county. Opening up California," one man said.
One woman question, "is there a waiver somewhere that I can sign that says I understand the risks but I choose a life with hugs and smiles and hugging my mom who’s going to be 100 in a month?"
“I’d like to announce by the way, Mike Mangas if you want to get a close-up or not, the alternative media is already in place. We’re going to help you, we’re going to help the Record Searchlight, and every other pathetic media called mainstream media," another woman said while showing a badge.
“When the bullet box is gone, there is only the cartridge box. You have made bullets expensive, but luckily for you, ropes are reusable," said a man.
“You are like snakes, and we step on them, and we cut their heads off," another man commented.
A special meeting will be held on Wednesday afternoon in the board chambers, for further discussion and a vote on whether or not to return to in-person meetings.