December 23, 2021

 Irish Grandmother Behind Bars for Christmas Over Mask Mandate

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By: Konrad Holden

In Brief: 
A 66-year-old woman in Ireland is behind bars again for violating a mask mandate for a second time. 

This time Margaret Buttimer will serve her time in jail over the Christmas holiday. Buttimer was initially sentenced to 1 year in prison, but six months of that sentence were later suspended.

The Background:
Ever since mask mandates and lockdown orders began in March of 2020, people across the world have objected to COVID tyranny.

Margaret Buttimer, a 66-year-old Irish grandmother has been willing to go to jail twice for not wearing a mask.

She was imprisoned last week after she broke the terms of her bail to go Christmas shopping. 

This time she’ll spend Christmas in prison during her 1 year sentence. 6 months of that sentence were suspended by a judge.

Prior to the pandemic, Buttimer was a law-abiding citizen with zero convictions.

Now, her sentencing judge said she has an “absurd selfishness” and “willful disregard for others”. He also refused to give her community service because her law-breaking involved “persistent community disservice.”

Wearing masks in restaurants, shops, and public transport has been required since the beginning of the pandemic with no relief.

And some Irish legislators are now calling for the unvaccinated to be banned from supermarkets and public transportation.

Notable Quotes: 

“Why not supermarkets? Why not public transport? I know it is difficult to police some of these things, but really, if you want to participate in society, you need to be vaccinated." - Irish Senator Gerry Horkan

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