An Australia man has been arrested and fined over $5,000 after purchasing a coffee without a mask, once again highlighting that pandemic hysteria has not yet subsided around the world.
The arrest took place in Alice Springs, Australia, after 27-year-old Hayden Williams was confronted by police officers. Williams reportedly has applied for and received a medical exemption from Australia’s mask mandate. He did not get to enjoy his purchase — because police officers tackled him to the ground before he could sip his coffee.
The Daily Mail is calling Williams’ purchase the most expensive coffee to be bought and never enjoyed.
Williams was able to record the incident on his phone after police started interrogating him. Officers are seen standing around and asking him to provide information. Williams calmly replies that he hasn’t committed an offense, and informs them that he has a medical exemption. After he turns around to walk away, officers group up and tail him closely before taking him to the ground.
Whether Williams had a medical exemption or not is irrelevant. Almost every major public health agency around the world has conceded that being forced to wear a mask while eating or drinking is ridiculous. We would go a step further and say that all of this is insane, but we have to take what we can get sometimes.
At least in the United States this madness is starting to end. However, some public officials continue to stroke up fears over the so-called “Delta variant” of COVID-19, suggesting a willingness to bring back the draconian lockdowns that resulted in record unemployment, spikes in mental health issues, and even suicide.
Here’s Rebel News with the full interview with Hayden Williams.