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Secretary of state’s talk to Burlington neighborhood meeting Zoom bombed

May 28 2020, 5:07 PM

The New North End Neighborhood Planning Assembly was “Zoom bombed” Wednesday night by individuals who used racist and vulgar language. 

Secretary of State Jim Condos was speaking to the Ward 4 and 7 NPA about voting during the coronavirus pandemic when he was interrupted by an individual who told him to “shut the fuck up.” Another individual then used a racial slur. 

The interruption lasted about a minute. 

Other virtual events in the state have been interrupted during the pandemic by “Zoom bombers,” including invaders who drew swastikas on the screen at a Democratic lieutenant governor candidate forum and a hacker who screenshared pornographic material at a Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture Zoom hearing in early April. 

— Aidan Quigley