An anti-lockdown protester decided the best way to fight for the senseless cause was to invade a TV reporter's personal space.
Keep scrolling to witness the disturbing footage and to see why people have been left furious over these reckless acts...
I cannot believe he did this.
The pandemic has really brought out the worst in people...Right now the United States is the worst affected country in the world but is it because people are acting so recklessly?
Even though everal states have declared states of emergencies, it seems as though some people just don't care.
via: GettyPresident Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.
The majority of usare now living in lockdown...And even though the President promised for things to be back to normal by Easter, things certainly haven't turned out that way.
Things are simply getting worse and worse day by day...
via: GettyWhich has obviously resulted in mass panic and hysteria.
The importance of self-isolation has been stressed globally...
via: GettyAnd it has been proven that locking down public areas and avoiding social situations has helped reduce the chances of spreading the already out of control virus.
But it seems that not everyone feels the need to abide by these suggestions here in the United States.
via: WFLA News Channel 8It all started in Florida. Scenes at the Clearwater Beach in Florida in March showed a lot of people completely disregarding these global warnings.
Images from the white-sand beach showed spring breakers enjoying the sun...
via: WFLA News Channel 8All of which seemed to be living in complete oblivion.
Nothing seemed to be stopping the spring breakers...
via: GettyAnd even police warnings didn't faze the revelers.
And now, Florida currently has 40,982 active cases.
via: Twitter1,735 people in the state have now died, showing exactly what happens when people congregate in mass gatherings.
This seemed to bring a reality check to officials...
via: TwitterBecause last month, The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce reported all sandy beaches within the city limits are to be closed at least through noon.
This took immediate effect across the entire state...
via: GettyAnd people were prohibited from entering these beaches... even for walks.
But it seems that some things have started to change...
Some Florida beaches are reopening. Woohoo! #FridayFeeling #coronavirusupdate https://t.co/1rWnP0UPKb— Ken Haberman (@Ken Haberman)1587139537.0
This was an original goal set by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce...
via: TwitterAnd this follows President Trump's announcement that states must decide themselves when to lift restrictions.
Things remain far from normality.
The beaches open at 5pm FRIDAY for EXERCISE ONLY. I don’t wanna see y’all out there tonight or in the morning wit… https://t.co/F1IFhMtSN5— Anthony Austin (@Anthony Austin)1587075172.0
But what exactly do these "essential activities" include?Curry's move means residents can go for a walk, swim, surf, run or fish, as long as they adhering to social distancing guidelines. However, sunbathing, camping overnight and gatherings of more than fifty people will be banned.
Curry warned that this certainly doesn't mean things are back to normal...
Reopening will take time and be done in thoughtful measured steps. As we Open areas it is important for folks to p… https://t.co/3ZONqZambC— Lenny Curry (@Lenny Curry)1587092326.0
Naturally, many residents of Jacksonville aren't happy about this reopening...
On my side of Florida they’re opening up the beaches today and I see everybody saying they gonna come over here so… https://t.co/GB3BSKGs5n— shell☕️ (@shell☕️)1587140091.0
Many have blamed the government...
they're really opening the fucking beach back up in florida LMFKFJF THE GOVERNMENT HATES US SO BAD— nekokeko༊⁷ (@nekokeko༊⁷)1587140075.0
Others pointed out that Florida is, indeed, a hotspot for active virus cases...
The fact that Florida is opening up their beaches starting today is one of the dumbest things ever done. Especially when they are a hotspot!— ♓️ (@♓️)1587139623.0
But now the protests have been spreading all across the country...
via: GettyAnd the most recent one that took place in Long Island is certainly an unusual - and very stupid - one! Keep scrolling for the disturbing video.
A maskless, anti-lockdown protester decided he would fight the cause in a different way...
via: TwitterInstead of just walking through the streets with the rest of his brainless followers, he decided to invade a TV reporter's personal space and chase him away while he was trying to deliver a report.
The altercation was disgusting to watch.
via: TwitterKevin Vesey was just trying to do his job but was interrupted by a very crude member of the protest, wearing a MAGA hat and a Trump shirt, that exclaimed he was "fine" to do so because he's "got hydroxychloroquine."
Vasey repeatedly told him to move away, but it was no use.
via: TwitterThe man started to get more and more agitated, even using rude hand gestures while Vasey continued his Facebook Live report.
And of course, social media users were shocked.
@KevinVesey It's scary from outside US looking in. No surprise after 4 years of Trump attacking media but still no… https://t.co/s4yeaUQqU3— Eoin Dineen (@Eoin Dineen)1589494844.0
Others got really emotional about the issue...And for good reason.
Here's the shocking footage:
I'll probably never forget what happened today. I was insulted. I was berated. I was practically chased by people w… https://t.co/P5KMRKGisx— Kevin Vesey (@Kevin Vesey)1589493881.0