Vaccine protesters who interrupted meeting will not face charges | Health

CONCORD, NH (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general said Tuesday he would not pursue criminal charges against protesters who disrupted an Executive Council meeting in September before it started, forcing Governor Chris Sununu to postpone it.

“The cancellation was due to the fact that some state employees left after breakfast due to concerns about the protest and therefore were unable to answer questions from the governor and council regarding items at the today’s agenda,” Attorney General John Formella said in a statement. statement on Tuesday.

The state, he said, would not have been able to prove possible criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

The postponement delayed a council vote on $27 million in federal aid to boost New Hampshire’s vaccination efforts.

Angry opponents of the Biden administration’s vaccination mandate moved through the hall of St. Anselm College on September 29, shouting “Stop it,” before the meeting could begin.

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Sununu, a Republican, said state police had to escort state employees to their cars after “unruly and very aggressive” behavior.

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