A video of about 7 protestors parading Target telling customers to take their masks off.

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‘Take it off!’: Anti-maskers storm Target in Florida

'These people are the reason I can't go anywhere.'

 

Samantha Shaps

IRL

Published Sep 16, 2020

A Reddit video shared Tuesday shows a group of protesters parading through a South Florida Target without face masks and yelling at other shoppers to “take it off.”

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At the beginning of the video, a group of about seven protesters walk down an aisle of the store and yell, “Take it off, take off your mask.”

The group continues to walk and singles out individual shoppers to take off their masks as they cheer and record on their phones. Some individual protesters are wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.

One individual tweeted that this type of behavior alters the way they have to live their life for the foreseeable future.

“These people are the reason I can’t go anywhere,” they wrote. “I have an autoimmune disease, so I have to be extra careful through this pandemic.”

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Others posted memes about cutting Florida off of the U.S. map. Some noted that the protesters “even brought their kids.”

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As of Wednesday, Florida surpassed 13,000 deaths due to the coronavirus and had a positivity rate of 4.47%, Local 10 News reports. The state now has 671,201 confirmed cases.

Target did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

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*First Published: Sep 16, 2020, 12:11 pm CDT