The owners of an organic food store within the NSW Southern Highlands have clashed with police over their anti-masker views.
The duo work on the Organic Food Store in Bowral and have been fairly vocal on social media about their views towards mask-wearing and vaccines.
An indication out the entrance of the store reads: “To protect our customers and each other, if you have had any vaccine in the last 10-14 days, please do not enter.
“For hygiene reasons, no masks in store.”
Dramatic footage of the confrontation, which came about on Thursday, was posted to their Instagram and confirmed the feminine proprietor being bundled into the again of a police van by two police officers.
Meanwhile, the male proprietor was grabbed by officers and wrestled to the bottom after approaching police to ask “what has she done?” concerning the lady.
“What is she guilty of?” the lady filming might be heard shouting.
Officers urged the person to stroll away earlier than he was grabbed, pushed into the van and wrestled to the bottom.
The particular person filming the ordeal might be heard saying “Mark, Mark”.
“Stop resisting, you’re under arrest,” one officer stated.
The store posted footage of the incident to social media alongside a caption which stated police have been having discussions with the owners for an hour and a half earlier than the arrest.
“A customer and a friend decided to film the discussion … that’s when it all kicked off. They refused to allow the filming and forcibly tried to remove her from the store,” they claimed.
The Organic Store’s Instagram is crammed with posts questioning the Covid vaccines and advocating towards masks.
Masks are obligatory indoors throughout NSW because the state grapples with its newest outbreak of Covid.
Twenty-four new circumstances have been recorded on Thursday, together with a nurse and aged care employee, sparking fears of an additional unfold.
NSW Police have been contacted for remark and stated extra info could be accessible in a while Friday of their Covid wrap.
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