Oregon Woman Hurling Abuse at Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Viral Video Watched over 1 Million Times

Video has emerged that shows a woman claiming to be a teacher yelling and swearing at a group of protesters in Oregon who are demanding that businesses be allowed to reopen amid the pandemic.

The clip taken at a rally in Bend on Sunday has been widely shared on social media. In the video, a woman leans out of her car window and appears to yell "kill yourself" at one protester.

"I'm a f*****g teacher, I work in schools," the woman shouts. "I teach students, my students' families are dying!"

The woman then continues to make obscene gestures towards the protesters and sarcastically waves at those recording her before driving away.

Towards the end of the clip, some of the crowd start to chant "USA!" in an attempt to drown out the woman.

The clip has since been viewed more than one million times on Twitter.

Bend-La Pine Schools, the district which serves schools in Bend, has been contacted for comment.

Warning: Video contains strong language.

Bend Oregon peaceful rally to keep businesses open. This crazy lady is a teacher there. She needs to be fired. Should not allow any kids to be taught by this filthy mouth crazy lady. pic.twitter.com/DL0MucOi9N

— 🇺🇸🦅M💥A💥G💥A🦅🇺🇲 (@BlessUSA45) December 7, 2020

Oregon is currently imposing strict restrictions across large parts of the state as it battles with rising cases of COVID-19. These include the banning of indoor dining and social gatherings limited to six people from no more than two households.

Oregon also ordered the complete closure of recreational indoor business such as gyms, movie theaters and bowling alleys and that retail stores operate at 50 percent.

In a statement on Friday December 4, Oregon Governor Kate Brown warned residents that "we are not out of this crisis yet" even in light of a potential vaccine.

"I know it's hard to imagine, but in fact, our hardest days still lie ahead," Brown said.

"Our hospitals are filling up, and many are reducing elective surgeries. Today we have a record number of infections again: more than 2,100 cases and sadly 30 deaths—the fourth straight day of double digit deaths in Oregon from this virus."

She added: "Ten months into this pandemic, when we are all so incredibly tired of dealing with COVID-19, the data is showing that the majority of Oregonians are listening to public health recommendations—you're wearing your masks and staying home.

"With Oregon slated to begin receiving vaccines in mid-December, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

"But the introduction of a vaccine does not end this pandemic. Right now and into the foreseeable future, the only way to reduce transmission and slow the spread of this disease is to continue to take safety precautions until the vaccine is both widely available and widely administered."

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(File photo) Protesters rally in front of Gov. Kate Brown's residence, Mahonia Hall, on November 21, 2020 in Salem, Oregon. Video has emerged showing a woman claiming to be a teacher yelling and swearing at a group of protesters in Bend. Nathan Howard/Getty