A group of masked protesters targeted Florida this week, urging customers to remove their masks despite the growing number of COVID-19 cases hitting the country.
In a video that appeared on Twitter on Tuesday, a group of protesters, including some younger people, could be seen walking the aisles of shops, blowing up music – in particular “Twisted Sister” “We will not take it “- and urges buyers to ignore the health recommendations that have been implemented to prevent the spread of the virus.
The group chanted “take off your mask”, “we won’t take it anymore” and “yes, we have one” as they walked down the aisle of the store.
“We are aware of the group of guests who entered the store last night and asked them to leave after removing their masks and becoming upset and rude to other customers,” a Target spokesman told FOX Business.
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snyder, who wrote “We Won’t Take It,” hit the group on Twitter, saying they “don’t have my permission or blessing to use my song for their ironic cause.”
For months, health experts have repeatedly stressed that people wear masks in public places, especially when it is difficult to socialize. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that masks are “likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public places.”
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There are more than 663,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Florida and nearly 13,000 people have died from the virus, according to health officials in Florida.
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