Concerned Parents Arrested for Opposing Critical Race Theory at Their Kids' School
School board meeting declared 'unlawful assembly' as sheriffs shut it down
Several concerned parents were arrested during a school board meeting for opposing the Marxism-rooted Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught to their kids, according to reports.
Parents had gathered at a Virginia school board meeting Tuesday to voice their concerns about CRT and a new transgender policy.
Attendees at the Loudoun County were accused of becoming too rowdy after the room erupted into a chorus of the national anthem.
Despite the high spirits from the parents, the sheriff's department declared the gathering an "unlawful assembly" and moved in to shut it down.
Footage posted to Twitter shows law enforcement move in to break up the meeting, much to the frustration of the taxpaying parents in attendance.
After some parents refused to leave, two arrests were reportedly made for trespassing.
The Loudoun Co school board claimed the parents had gotten out of hand when they started singing the national anthem.
The Loudoun County sheriff’s office declared the school board meeting an unlawful assembly. Everyone told to get out or will be trespassing. Two arrests made #CriticalRaceTheory pic.twitter.com/23Cojtczvy— Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021
More than 200 people signed up to speak at the public comment section during the meeting, according to The Daily Caller.
The meeting was focused on a new school district policy regarding restroom accommodations and the use of pronouns for transgender students.
Fireworks also erupted in the meeting when the mother of a transgender student in the district was booed after saying that “hate” was “dripping from the followers of Jesus in this room,” Fox News reported.
Despite not being on the official agenda, CRT became a hot button issue during the meeting, which included former Republican Virginia state Sen. Dick Black speaking out against the teaching of it in Loudoun schools.
Parents also began singing the Star-Spangled Banner when the board abruptly ended public comment due to the eruptions from the crowd in the room.
Loudoun County school board ended public comment. Anti-critical race theory protesters react: pic.twitter.com/QpdVoiAksl— Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021
The Loudoun County School District has found itself at the center of the contentious debates that have occurred at school board meetings across the country over the teaching of CRT.
CRT is based on Marxist ideology and holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race.
Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth, and the adoption of race-based policies.