CORONAVIRUS lockdown protesters wore swastika face masks while shopping at a grocery store in California and called Gov Gavin Newsom a "Nazi" — and posted a video of the incident online.
Dustin Hart, identified as the man in the video, uploaded the 14-minute clip online on Saturday, as he said the "crazy rules are destroying any quality of life we had left."
The video, posted to the BitChute, a video hosting service which reportedly appeals to the far-right, states in its description: "We were peacefully protesting all the crazy lockdown rules that have been and are continuing to be enforced here in San Diego, California.'
"These crazy rules are destroying any quality of life we had left. Now we are unemployed and literally have nothing better to do and nowhere else we are allowed to be."
During the video, as reported by the Times of San Diego, Hart says: "We have a Nazi for a governor. Now you guys are here, literally proving my point.”
“I’m just standing here doing my shopping,” he tells a store employee who calls his mask a hate crime. “Not [causing] any issues.”
Hart offers to take off the mask “if you don’t like it" as a store employee offered him another one.
“Go for it, man. I’ll take it off when I’m checking out," Hart told the employee, but later announces he’s not taking it off
“It’s my First Amendment right,” Hart said in the video.
“There’s no sign that says I can’t decorate my mask the way I want. This is America — the land of the free.”
A sheriff's deputy told Hart in the video that Santee Food 4 Less, the store where they were, was family-friendly.
“They don’t want people seeing that,” the sheriff tells Hart.
“It’s offensive to people. … If you want to do that outside, it’s perfectly fine. In a private store, they can make their own rules.”
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