Coronavirus: ‘Take off your masks,’ Florida protesters shout at local Target store

A group of young protesters walked through a store in Florida calling for residents to “take off your masks,” as the coronavirus pandemic continued to rip through the United States, a video shared on social media showed Tuesday.

“We’re not gonna do it anymore. Take it off, take off your mask,” one of the protesters told a shopper at the local Target store.

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Al Arabiya English counted nine protesters, including what appeared to be young children, as they shouted and ran through the store.

The person recording the video referred to the protesters as “[expletive] idiots.”

There has been an increased division among Americans who refuse to wear a face mask as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take thousands of lives a day across the globe.

US President Donald Trump has been seen wearing a facemask only a handful of times, while Democrats have called for a nationwide implementation of a policy to demand facemasks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 195,053 coronavirus-related deaths in the US. At least 6,571,867 total cases have been recorded, with the latest figures showing an increase in 34,240 new cases since Tuesday.

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