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Right-Wing Extremists to Protest School Board Meeting Over Pride Flags

In response to a California school district's decision to paint Progress Pride murals on all school buildings, right-wing extremists plan to protest on Wednesday evening.All 15 of Castro Valley Unified School District's schools, plus the administration office, were painted with the progress Pride flag last week. Chaya Raichik, of Libs of TikTok on Twitter, noticed the video and inspired their followers to criticize the school."Homeschool your kids," Raichik wrote, along with a screenshot of the school murals.Gays Against Groomers has taken the lead and called for a mass protest at Wednesday evening's school board meeting.California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell says he's outraged by right-wing attacks on Castro Valley schools and other districts across the country."It's a blatant lie to suggest that the Castro Valley School District is teaching our kids anything besides the skills they need to compete in the 21st-century economy," Swalwell tells The Advocate.
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