Protest Erupts Amid Kansas City COVID Mask Mandate Hearing

Tonight's Kansas City debate over the extended plague dress code was confronted by a great deal of grassroots outrage. 

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Kansas Citians await mask extension decision

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations committee is meeting tonight to discuss the city's mask mandate. A crowd gathered outside the police academy building, where the meeting took place, to protest a mask mandate extension. Protesters told KCTV5 they are ready to leave masks up to personal preference.

Dozens protest before hearing on Kansas City mask mandate extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City Council committee is considering the extension of the indoor mask mandate Wednesday night. The current mandate expires Aug. 28, but a new ordinance introduced by Mayor Quinton Lucas would extend it to Sept. 23. Before Wednesday's committee meeting, which includes public testimony, dozens against the mask order held a rally outside.

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