A group of anti-mask fanatics in the state of Maine believe they are waging a "spiritual war" and are vowing to stop mandatory vaccinations for the novel coronavirus.
Mainer News reports that anti-mask activists in the city of Belfast, Maine, have become increasingly aggressive in their efforts to stop their fellow citizens from following pandemic restrictions.
A recently posted video showed the anti-maskers accosting a mother who was walking around with her mask-wearing young daughter while taunting her with chants of "child abuse."
"There are people at these protests that are coming armed," Belfast City Councilor Mike Hurley explained.
Members of Beacon For Sovereignty, a group that has been involved in the protests, have been openly celebrating the fact that they've gotten more confrontational.
"Spiritual war is coming to a boiling point," wrote one anti-masker on the group's Facebook page.
"Legit possessed by evil," wrote another anti-masker of mask-wearing citizens. "The devil is building his army up."
Richard Coffron, the self-described spokesman for Beacon For Sovereignty, told Mainer News that the real battle was against "fascism" and "Marxism."
"In late January, Coffron's crew turned their sights on a new target: Scarborough Downs, the harness-racing track that's been converted into a COVID-19 vaccination site," Mainer News reported. "On Facebook, Coffron and his associates openly discussed ways to disrupt the operation of the site, as anti-vaxx activists had recently done at Dodger Stadium."
But Coffron tells Raw Story that he has pushed back against efforts to protest at or block vaccination centers.
(Correction: A previous version of this report claimed that Richard Coffron believed the US government was going to use vaccines to commit genocide. Coffron says he does not believe that.)