Dozens of maskless conspiracy theorists stormed a grocery store in the U.K as part of an anti-mask protest last week.
Safe to say, the video is shocking...
It just goes to show how many people around the world don't believe the benefits that face masks really hold.
Here's the full story...
Now, wearing facemasks has been a point of debate for over a year...
It's well and truly been dividing opinions online.
via: ShutterstockThose in full support of wearing face masks have been saying it should have been enforced sooner than it has, while others think masks are a way to "control us" or are just simply ineffective at protecting us from the virus.
But, as the months have slowly trickled by...
via: ShutterstockMore and more people have been joining the anti-mask movement, believing wearing a mask during the global pandemic is "against their human rights."
Studies have shown there could be genuine physiological reasons as to why some people are don't want to wear a face covering.HuffPost. "Some will feel safer exercising their control over not wearing a mask, while others will feel safer exercising their control to wear one."
Other experts blame mixed messages from those in power which, we must say, explains a lot.
If face masks is the answer why was wearing them not made compulsory months ago??— Mark Seaney (@Mark Seaney)1594825788.0
But, whatever the reasons, masks have become an extremely polarizing topic...
With "anti-mask" protests increasing all around the world.
We've sadly seen many of these protests here in the United States...
Which has put thousands at danger of contracting the virus and spreading it even more than it already has been.
But the most recent protest happened in the United Kingdom...
And it involved dozens of maskless protestors storming a grocery store.
People have been left disgusted by the actions of the protestors, to say the least...
Would all the Covid deniers be prepared to forego any medical treatment if they catch it and penalties if they gave it to anyone, perhaps even death if any of their victims died?— J Huw Anti-Fascist Not Moving On He/Him Evans (@JohnHuwEvans2) March 29, 2021
This is mental illness surely: mass hysteria, cognitive dissonance - perhaps a psych could advise.
Deny every one of them NHS treatment for a period of time.— Ged Rea (@ged0407) March 29, 2021
One year, 2 years, whatever. If they have no regard for anyone else's health why should the NHS have a regard for their's. Disgusting.
I'm mad at the supermarket but also these people. Do people not realise what's happening at the moment? The moment that something doesn't directly impact us or our lives we just act like it doesn't exist. And these people are a clear example of that selfishness.— ScissorCut (@ScissCut) March 29, 2021
This is also a slap in the face for supermarket workers. Disgusting behaviour,— Like Steve, but in 2021 (@StevenPape) March 29, 2021
I think @tesco need to explain this and police need to see this footage. Plenty of faces on show they can surely look for them and fine in line with the law right? What a kick in the teeth to the front line workers and to all those who’ve sadly passed— Emma 💙 (@Emma_Crxssing) March 29, 2021
God sake, is putting a mask on really that bad? They are better than being on a ventilator. People like this would have been utterly useless during the blitz.— Matt Ramstead (@M_Ramstead) March 29, 2021
These people should be identified and fined. If the police can tear themselves away from batoning innocent protesters and if they're not suffering too badly from imaginary "broken bones" of course...— Paul Edwards (@TheRealPaulE) March 29, 2021
Why is wearing a mask so difficult? You wear a mask indoors to protect others and they wear one to protect you, it's just good manners.— Pam Lee (@PamMaultypam) March 29, 2021
Working in food retail has never been so risky. Not a thought for staff and the abuse we have faced from people who dont want to comply with measures.— Michelle Evans 🍃💚🍃 🐝💙 (@shellevo1) March 29, 2021
All on low paid job roles, like NHS workers, we have been forgotten!
Absolute fools. And those poor people having to work there, most of whom will not be eligible for the vaccine yet. Anti-maskers are beyond selfish.— Gemma MaKe ScHoOlS sAfE & cOuNt LoNg CoViD (@Gem_eliz) March 29, 2021
Footage of the group was filmed in a Tesco supermarket in Chelmsford, which is located in the south of the U.K...
And at least thirty-four people were seen happily wandering around the store without masks.
Police were called out to the incident and spoke to the mask-less customers, with many claiming they were exempt from wearing face coverings.
But the fact they were all congregating together told an entirely different story.
According to the Daily Mail, a joint investigation has now been launched by city chiefs, police, and Tesco to "review how this happened."
The protest comes just 2 months after officials were forced to open a temporary mortuary in the city where more than 12,000 people have tested positive for COVID.
You can check out the shocking footage here:
This is a slap in the face to all NHS staff who have worked themselves into the ground and risked their own lives to keep people save. Organising a maskless shopping trip is not big, not clever but it is illegal.— NHS Million 💙 (@NHSMillion) March 29, 2021
Can anyone help identify the supermarket?pic.twitter.com/AR0ZcxkOWa
Let's just hope this madness will come to an end soon.