(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Students, employees, and other snowflakes gathered on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus to protest the state-wide repeal of masking mandates, Nevada Sage Brush reported.
The protest attracted a grand total of 50 people, and was organized by the Nevada Graduate Student Workers (NGSW).
NGSW created a petition asking the university to keep a university mask mandate. The petition gathered just over 2,100 signatures from students at several of the University of Nevada schools, with a couple hundred from staff.
The University of Nevada system has over 50,000 students.
In a fierce display of their compliance to unconstitutional mandates, students and faculty walked out of classes and met in the center of campus, then walking to the southern end.
Chants included unenthusiastic yelling of boring slogans, such as “Reinstate the mask mandate,” and “Go Pack? Step Back! Our health is under attack!”
Emily Bird, a graduate student instructor and NGSW member, was one of the first to arrive on the KC lawn.
“We really want to give a platform for NSHE and our admins to hear and see us,” said Bird. “…We need this mask mandate to be instituted, at least until Omicron is down into the low to moderate range.”
Professors were among the group, including Sarah Purdy, lecturer for the Gender, Race and Identity department.
“I have very large classes, I have a class of 100 students, many of whom live with immunocompromised people,” said Purdy. “Changing the rule now just doesn’t make any sense considering how easy it still is to spread COVID and get COVID with the transmission rates.”
The display reportedly ended after about an hour of uninspired chanting.
The school has not made any statements regarding the possible implementation of mask mandates.