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Johnson County commission meeting halted during disruption

Posted at 12:27 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 13:27:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Johnson County, Kansas, Board of County Commissioners meeting was temporarily halted Thursday morning during discussion of COVID-19-related restrictions.

During a public comment portion of the meeting around 11:45 a.m., 41 Action News reporter McKenzie Nelson witnessed people who were waiting outside come into meeting room chanting "U-S-A."

Security responded to the situation as members of the board left the room. A live video stream of the meeting briefly cut away from the chamber during the incident.

The meeting resumed a short time later.

This is a developing story that may be updated.