On Saturday, New Mexicans gathered across the state to protest school mask mandates, with organizers estimating around 500 people statewide showing up to buck Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s mandates.
19 cities and localities joined in the Saturday protest, with Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Artesia, Belen, Carlsbad, Clovis, Deming, Edgewood, Farmington, Las Cruces, Los Lunas, Moriarty, Portales, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Silver City and Tucumcari standing up.
According to the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance (NMFA), “Although over half the states in the USA have no school mask mandate, NM school children are still being forced to wear masks. The Governor’s recent change to allow vaccinated students to be unmasked is not enough; ALL students must be allowed to unmask, regardless of their vaccination status.”
Here are some photos from the protests: