Face mask disagreement sparked screaming match filmed at Walmart in California

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MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) – A screaming match was filmed at a Martinez Walmart after a man wondered why a woman walked into the store without wearing a face mask.LIST: You must wear a face mask when you visit these storesA man filmed the tense encounter with other shoppers on July 19, which he said was triggered after asking one of them why she walked into the store without a mask.

On July 15, Walmart announced a policy requiring customers to wear face masks in stores. However, Walmart said the policy would not be enforced until July 20 to give it time to “notify customers and members of changes, post signage, and train associates on new protocols.” video shot by Brian Campbell-Miller, he stands in line behind a woman and her two children, neither of whom wears a mask.

The woman told Campbell-Miller, “We would all wear the same mask if it mattered. ”

The rapidly escalating situation caught the attention of two other women, who were also not wearing masks.

“Stay home if you’re so scared,” one said, moments before accusing Campbell-Miller of destroying “this country.” Another calls him “Antifa” and throws the word “brainwashing” at him.

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The first woman can be heard later telling another client with children that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said “children shouldn’t wear masks.” According to the CDC, this guidance holds true for children under the age of two.

She also said to the man, “You make yourself sick by wearing the mask. ”

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