A group of anti-mask protesters harassed shoppers at a grocery store and mall in the Century City area of Los Angeles, while police did nothing, on Jan. 3, noted journalist Samuel Braslow on Twitter (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
The Wrap reports that a female protester falsely claimed a man hit her and pursued the man as other protesters shouted at him inside the grocery store. A male protestor called a shopper a “mask Nazi,” and falsely claimed he didn’t have to wear a mask because he had tested negative for COVID-19.
The protesters then targeted shoppers in Bloomingdales and other stores throughout the mall.
A violent altercation broke out between a protester and a customer. Didn’t see see the inciting incident. She claims that the customer hit her; in response, she tries to ram him with a shopping cart and shout at him. pic.twitter.com/nR3whF8ImC— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) January 4, 2021
As the shopper was checking out, the anti-masker kicked him.— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) January 4, 2021
“Some guy take care of him out there, come on patriots.” pic.twitter.com/qv120kK4Jc
A lot of shouting matches like this, where a shopper tells two protesters to leave and they say that this isn’t Communist China. pic.twitter.com/3a22QBJXKf— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) January 4, 2021
One protester suggests he doesn’t need to wear a mask bc he tested negative. He calls a shopper a “mask Nazi.” pic.twitter.com/UFMBb78tcu— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) January 4, 2021
The group of about 20 circulated around the 3 floors, chanting “no more masks,” and “fuck communist China.” pic.twitter.com/zhq7ka3jiL— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) January 4, 2021