A group of anti-mask protesters marched through a Florida target this week, calling on customers to remove their masks despite a growing number of COVID-19 cases hitting the state.
In a video that surfaced on Twitter on Tuesday, a group of protesters, including young people, can be seen walking the aisles of stores, playing music – specifically Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re not gonna take’ – and urging buyers to ignore health recommendations that have been implemented to help prevent the spread of the virus.
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The group chanted “take off your mask”, “we’re not gonna take it anymore” as well as “yeah, we have one” as they walked down the aisle to the store.
“We know the group of guests who came into the store last night and asked them to leave after taking off their masks and becoming disruptive and rude to other shoppers,” a Target spokesperson told FOX Business.
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who wrote “We won’t take it,” slammed the group on Twitter, saying they “don’t have my permission or blessing to use my song for their silly cause.” .
For months, health experts have consistently pointed out that people wear masks in public places, especially when it is difficult to socially distance themselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that masks “are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when 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 Florida health officials.
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