Arizona anti-masker says 'I can't breathe!' before removing mask at protest

Uh … really bad taste, dude.

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Arizona Republic:

A good-size crowd, rallied by a Scottsdale City Council member, gathered outside City Hall in Old Town Scottsdale for about an hour on Wednesday morning to protest mask mandates from the city and Maricopa County.

The move came after Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced last week that residents must wear face coverings in public, as the number of reported COVID-19 cases continued to climb. The county extended a similar mandate countywide.

Councilman Guy Phillips posted a flyer on Facebook on Saturday asking residents to join him to protest mandatory mask wearing. The protest was titled “Unmask Us” and asked “Any Citizen of AZ who believes wearing a mask is a personal choice, and not a mandate” to “put your best face forward.”

Phillips addressed the 200 or so people by pulling off his mask and saying, “I can't breathe,” the words spoken by George Floyd before he died last month at the hands of Minneapolis police, which sparked protests around the country.

WTF is wrong with these people?

Also, if you can figure out what the hell this woman is on, I’d like to inject some of it directly into my eyeballs, because, well, I’d kind of like a parallel universe of my own, too.

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People, people, people.

Wearing a mask is easy. Being brutalized by police and intubated by a nurse are hard.

You’re lucky enough to live in a country where you can believe goofy AF shit, so long as you don’t hork your freedom phlegm all over the rest of us. Don’t abuse that privilege. Please.

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