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Florida Anti-Mask Activists Cause Stir At Restaurant Near Orlando

ORLANDO (CBSMiami) - Anti-mask activists on Saturday took their campaign to a grilled cheese bar and restaurant in Windermere, outside of Orlando.

The grilled cheese bar, 33 & Melt, has become a focal point of tension after its owner said it was not demanding face masks in her establishment.

In response, the activists organized the gathering with a promise of 100 free meals for people who come without any masks.

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  • The rally became tense when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents arrived at the restaurant and served the owner with a warning.

    Florida has emerged as an epicenter of COVID-19 infections. Over the past two weeks, the state reported 109,000 new coronavirus cases, more than any other U.S. state.

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