A Florida Target was caught by surprise when dozens of protesters entered the store.
They flooded the aisles and began removing their face masks.
The particpants began chanting:
Take off your damn masks! Now!
The flash mob had participants of all ages.
There were children, parents, and grandparents present.
News stations interviewed participants outside, asking why they wanted to be part of the anti-mask flash mob.
Many of these people are veterans, who don't want authoritarianism to dominate the American way of life.
The people insisted that they are not anti-mask for the sake of being anti-mask.
Rather, they want to remind people that we live in a FREE country.
They said they are willing to wear masks voluntarily, but don't want to be FORCED to do so.
See some of the clips of the Target flash mob below:
Local news began interviewing the participants.
The video below showcases the different types of people present and why they chose to participate.
This video gives the best "big picture" of the anti-mask flash mob in the Florida target.
The group began playing the song "We're Not Going to Take It" while demonstrating throughout the entire store.
Fox Business confirms:
A group of anti-mask protesters marched through a Florida Target this week calling for customers to take off their masks despite an increasing number of COVID-19 cases hitting the state.
In a video that surfaced on Twitter on Tuesday, a group of protesters, including some younger people, can be seen walking through store aisles, blasting music -- specifically Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" -- and urging shoppers to disregard health recommendations that were implemented to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The group chanted "take off your mask," "we're not gonna take it anymore" as well as "yeah, we got one" as they headed down the store aisle.
"We’re aware of the group of guests who came into the store last night and we asked them to leave after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to other shoppers," a Target spokesperson told FOX Business.
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who wrote "We're Not Gonna Take It," slammed the group on Twitter, saying they "do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause."
For months, health experts have continually stressed people wear masks in public settings, especially when it is hard to social distance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that masks "are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings."
Many stores and restaurants are now refusing service to people who don't wear masks.
It has become common place for stores like Target to demand that customers wear masks inside their stores.
Now... more and more people are beginning to rebel against the demands.
The video began going viral on Wednesday morning.
By Wednesday afternoon, it began gaining international attention.
The UK's Independent even covered the anti-mask flash mob:
A video that went viral on Wednesday showed a small group of people who oppose the use of face masks to stymie the spread of coronavirus marching through a Target store in Florida.
The footage begins with the strange procession of anti-maskers marching along the white tile lanes of a Target store toward the camera.
A woman at the head of the group throws her hands into the air and yells "take it off" to other shoppers presumably looking on from beyond the frame of the video.
As the group nears the person filming, a woman can be heard muttering "f****** idiots."
The video continues as a very excitable man in a red shirt starts pointing to shoppers and hopping around while holding what appears to be a bluetooth speaker blasting Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It."
The group of about a dozen anti-maskers in the video was mostly young and included several children, as well as a man wearing a red MAGA hat.
At one point, a woman walking with the group yells "look at these kids" and points to a group of young children who are marching without masks.
"Let them be an example!" she yells.
The video caught the attention of Dee Snider, the frontman for Twisted Sister. He shared his thoughts on the protest in a tweet.
"No... these selfish a******** do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause. #cutthes***," he wrote.
It will be interesting to see if more protests like this pop-up across the country.
Over the last few weeks, we've seen a wave of anti-lockdown protests grip Europe.
While many red states in the U.S. have opened up for business, a lot of blue states still have plenty of restrictions.
Fortunately, despite the fact that Democrats seem determined to stay shut down, the U.S. economy is recovering at record speed!