An anti-mask demonstration in a busy supermarket has been branded a slap in the face to NHS workers after dozens of people mocked COVID restrictions and descended on a Tesco store in Essex.
The protestors disregarded social distancing and rules surrounding face coverings.
Customers are required by law to wear masks inside all stores unless they’re exempt for medical reasons.
Footage of the gathering was recorded at the Tesco store in Princess Road, Chelmsford, on Saturday after the demonstration was posted on social media, and an image was posted on Twitter that invited participants to join them for a spot of maskless shopping, describing it as the perfect way to peacefully protest while buying their weekly groceries.
At least 34 people were understood to be involved in the planned protest.
Police were called out to the incident and spoke to the maskless customers, with many insisting they were exempt from wearing face coverings.
A joint investigation has now been launched by city chiefs, police and Tesco to evaluate how this transpired.
The demonstration comes just two months after officials were forced to open a makeshift morgue in the city where more than 12,000 people have tested positive for COVID.
Clips show a red-headed woman roaring ‘come on warriors’ in the Tesco car park as a gathering walked out of the store clutching baguettes, shopping bags and bottles of wine.
One video also highlights a bizarre melody playing in the background with lyrics about indoctrination camps, vaccine scam, Technotronic sham and depopulation plan.
Officials have blasted the group for compromising locals just as the nation can again see family and friends.
NHS Million, a grassroots campaign managed by NHS workers to highlight gratitude of the health service said that it was a slap in the face to all NHS staff who’ve worked themselves into the ground and jeopardised their own lives to keep people protected, and they said that organising a maskless shopping excursion was not big, it was not smart, but that it was illegal.
A spokesperson for Chelmsford City Council said that Chelmsford City Council were very disappointed that a small number of people chose to shop without masks in the city centre supermarket on Saturday.
The Government want us to all wear masks, that way it conveys a message that this is a killer virus and that it will get you and your family. However, the effectiveness against the virus is nil, and if they did give protection, that is negated because people fiddle with the front of them all the time, so they get the germs on their fingers which they then can transfer to food, and they wear these masks all the time, where they inhale the fibres into their lungs, which is also bad.
Face masks only decrease the spread of droplets, and they can reduce the spread of the virus, but the masks won’t dull it altogether, and they only offer minimal protection.
These face-coverings or green face nappies will only protect minimally, but the droplets can also be picked up from surfaces when touched, and then subsequently from touching the face, and this is why hand hygiene is essential as well, but wearing a face mask will only benefit to a point, so if you want to wear one, that should be up to the individual, and it shouldn’t be forced upon a person.
Masks really don’t help, and they’re filthy unhealthy things, and even if you put four on it probably wouldn’t help, or you could just go and hide behind your sofa.