FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council has put a gag order on its president.

Council leader Kate Fields can’t speak or chair meetings for 30 days after a 5-2 vote Tuesday by her colleagues, MLive.com reported.

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The move came after Fields accused council member Eric Mays of disrupting a virtual meeting Monday and silenced his phone line.

“You need to be punished,” Mays said.

Fields said the decision to silence her was “ludicrous.”

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“You people will have to live with your consciences — if you have any,” she said.

Mays and Fields have regularly clashed over meeting procedures, upsetting other council members who note that some meetings have lasted seven hours as a result.

Mayor Sheldon Neeley has said there are “permanent obstructionists” on the council, though he hasn’t publicly given names.

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