“Anti-Maskers” Light Fountain on Fire (Updated)
A small group of protesters gathered at the Washington Square Park fountain on Sunday, November 22nd to protest the wearing of masks amidst the coronavirus pandemic. They went so far as to burn the masks igniting them with lighter fluid in its elevated center. One young man tried to stop them by stomping out the fires and the main instigator at the ‘protest’ – who an activist friend wrote, “Guy looks, dresses and acts like an undercover cop” – kept reigniting the fire.
Who would think to pour lighter fluid INTO the fountain? Please don’t.
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) November 22, 2020
One commenter, rya, wrote: “How many are ‘protesters’? It looks like it’s 90% media with some kook burning a pile of surgical masks.”
See this video of the aforementioned incident here at Instagram: Video of the mask burning in the fountain.
Meanwhile, the NYPD, who have been ‘guarding’ the Arch since June and were just steps away from this, did not intervene.
Image/Video: Brendan Gutenschwager on Twitter
Related: “I Keep It Off My Nose”: Inside The Twisted Logic Of Anti-Maskers MSN.com