Akron, OH – Saturday night around 7:00 PM, Trump supporters showed up to Councilwoman Tara Samples home to allegedly protest about the Ohio mask mandate.
Summit County has been in the purple with over 17,000 reported covid cases and almost 400 deaths. There have been talks of another possible shutdown, and many Ohioans are not happy and obviously, looking for somebody to blame.
There was a statewide mask mandate back in July, and Tara Samples helped to spread the word about the dangers of covid-19 and why wearing a mask should be mandated.
Tara Samples is the councilwoman for Ward 5, over the East side of Akron. Protesters showed up outside of her mother’s home (since that is the address she has on file from running for councilwoman) on 7th Ave with Donald Trump signs after a quarrel on Facebook.
“This is not peaceful. This is not peaceful. This is not peaceful. I’m telling you right now, this is not peaceful!”~ Tara Samples
The police were called, but they would not come on the property and defend Samples’ and her family initially. They would not (do their job) protect and serve until she went live on Facebook and her family and other people started showing up.
The video is over 30 minutes long, as the protesters gathered outside of her house, basically demanding nothing. They told her to call her “Black Lives Matters” friends, accused her of being racist (although she is a mixed child and has mixed children) and tried to turn 7th Avenue into a race war. Click on the link below to see the entire live video.
Tara Samples and her family have really been going through a rough patch. She just lost her father due to covid a month ago, and they were extremely close. It’s so sad they cannot grieve peacefully because of racist protesters.
We, as Americans, are living in uncharted territory. We have not experienced a pandemic of this magnitude for at least a century. It is the responsibility of everybody to help stop the spread of covid-19. Stay safe and wear a mask any time you are out in public. Below is the Ohio mask mandate, please read and share.
All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:
- At an indoor location that is not a residence
- Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members
- Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.
The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. There are a few additional exclusions:
- Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
- Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
- Those who are officiants at religious services;
- Those who are actively involved in public safety; or
- Those who are actively eating or drinking.