Empower Wisconsin | Nov. 12, 2020
By M.D. Kittle
MADISON —Black Lives Matter protesters disrupted and ultimately shut down another public meeting this week, this time the Burlington Area School Board.
Local law enforcement officers were called in to break up the disorderly end of the meeting, which included a heated discussion on proposed “antiracism” and Black Lives Matter-driven curriculum.
When the board attempted to move onto other business on Monday night’s agenda, radical leftists, including BLM members from outside the district, began chanting their slogans: Do You Hear Us! No Justice No Peace! And Shut it Down! — which they proceeded to do.
They got in the faces of curriculum opponents and board members, screaming and demanding members take up their demands. One protester yelled at a board member, accusing him of being “very disrespectful” for taking notes during the meeting, as a young man sat and spun around on a table in the Burlington High School Library. Others jumped up on chairs and waved their fists.
As board members tried to escape the hatred aimed at them, the room filled with obscenities. The “mostly peaceful” protesters directed much of their wrath at any one who had the audacity to claim that “All Lives Matter.”
When deputies finally restored order and escorted the demonstrators out of the building, one protester appeared to threaten a law enforcement official, warning, “Don’t put your hands on me. It will be a bad day!”
Another yelled, “F _ _ _ing sheriffs. Y’all don’t belong here!”
Another said, “We’ll be right the F_ _ _ outside. Don’t worry.”
A Burlington resident who attended the meeting told conservative talk show host Vicki McKenna that board members, police, school staff and community members were threatened with violence and intimidation by “outside agitators along with folks who live in this community.”
“I personally was called … (the N-word), ‘racist piece of sh_ _,’ ‘fu_ _ you and your blue lives,’ just to name a few,” said the resident, who is white. “(I was) Spit on, one individual tried to trip me as I was having a civil dialogue about the 1st Amendment.”
There reportedly were no arrests.
Watch the video of the meeting here.