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Matt Walsh, Parents Slam Virginia School District’s ‘Indoctrination and Psychological Abuse of Kids’

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A few hundred protesters gathered Tuesday evening outside a school board meeting in Virginia to join conservative writer Matt Walsh in pushing back against what they say are far-left policies on critical race theory and transgender students in the school district just west of the nation’s capital.

Many of the protesters told The Daily Caller News Foundation that they were inspired to attend the rally by The Daily Wire’s Walsh, who flew in from Tennessee to speak to the school board of Loudoun County, Virginia, a battleground for progressive education policies including LGBT issues, critical race theory, and racial reparations.

Walsh, a blogger and commentator, had amused fans and outraged critics by renting a home in Loudoun County after the school board tried to prevent him from speaking, saying that only county residents could participate in the board’s “public comments” time.

Walsh’s fans lined up to greet, interview, or chat with him in the parking lot outside the Loudon County Public Schools building in Leesburg, Virginia, where activists and family organizations had set up tents and a stage. The event was guarded by the Loudoun school district’s safety and security team, which used metal detectors to check the bags and bodies of anyone who entered the building for the school board meeting.

“I’m here as a concerned member of my own county and a proud Virginian,” Walsh said. “And we are speaking out against the indoctrination and psychological abuse of kids that happens in Loudoun County schools and schools across the country.”

Walsh said that the rally is part of a “growing” and “encouraging trend” of parents who wish to take control of their children’s education.

“If I was able to drive a few more people to come out, then that’s great,” he said, adding:

But when you look around and see all the signs, I think people are here because people are starting to wake up to the fact that the........

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