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.READ MORE: AAA: Florida Gas Prices Level Off After 3-Week Decline
In response, the activists organized the gathering with a promise of 100 free meals for people who come without any masks.READ MORE: South Florida Airports Report Flight Delays, Cancelations
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.MORE NEWS: Watch The Derek Chauvin Trial Live
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.