The small group of protesters was gathered outside John Adams Middle School and Will Rogers Elementary School in Santa Monica on Monday when the encounter occurred.
In footage from the scene, the younger woman and her father, Dr Blaine Pope, who’re each Black, requested the group what the actual challenge is they are protesting.
“Freedom brother,” one replies, earlier than one other provides: “This is a form of slavery, man.”
Dr Pope’s daughter responds: “We have been through slavery. You have not.”
As the dialog continued, the protesters claimed that Covid-19 is a worldwide conspiracy that’s “all about control”.
“They want to enslave humanity,” says one of many group, main Dr Pope, who works in public well being, to ask why.
“They want to depopulate the world,” the protester says. “They think there’s too many people on the planet.”
“Who’s the ‘they’?” Dr Pope asks, to which in response a protester named Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
The interplay continued, with the protesters apparently sceptical of the existence of Covid and claiming that nobody is dying from it. Later Dr Pope requested whether or not the present lethal surge in Covid circumstances in India is pretend — to which they mentioned sure.
The Popes weren’t the one individuals to confront the group. Samuel Braslow of The Beverly Hills Courier, captured plenty of interactions on video, noting it’s the third such protest he has encountered in the Los Angeles space.
A person strolling a canine previous the school shouted on the protesters to “get the f*** out of my neighbourhood”, whereas a girl instructed them she had misplaced three relations to the virus.
One of the group responds that “it probably wasn’t even Covid that killed them”.
A father confronted the group about approaching different individuals’s kids and speaking to them, together with his son, to which one of many protesters responded: “Thanks for the useless advice.”
Students have been additionally vocally opposed to the group with one woman yelling at them “kill yourselves”, and one other making an attempt to hand a protester a masks.
Another mum or dad, who had additionally misplaced somebody to Covid, recognised one of many protesters and shouted by his automobile window: “Now I know, you’re that idiot! … We’ve had this conversation before.”
A small variety of college students mounted a mock counter-protest, and the group moved on to outside the house of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl who got here out to confront them.
When one protester mentioned that HIV doesn’t trigger Aids, Ms Khuel took a step ahead and pointed a finger: “You are really crossing a line now. How many people did you lose to Aids?”
Mr Braslow later posted a screenshot in which one of many protesters expressed dismay on the response from the youngsters on the school, having anticipated that some would be part of them.