Minn. couple banned from Walmart after wearing swastika masks

File- A Walmart in Warrington, Pa., is shown Tuesday, March 17, 2020. A couple in Minnesota wore red face masks emblazoned with swastikas to a Walmart in a video posted on social media. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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UPDATED 8:24 AM PT — Monday, July 27, 2020

Walmart has banned a Minnesota couple from entering its stores after they wore swastika face masks. In a statement on Sunday, the company said it has banned the couple from its stores nationwide for one year and cited their face masks as the primary reason.

The couple, who are reportedly 59 and 64 years of age, could be seen in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday wearing the masks as they paid at the cash register.

In the video, the couple claimed the U.S. will become like Nazi Germany if Joe Biden is elected and made explicit gestures at the bystanders who confronted them.

In a tweet Sunday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz condemned the couple and praised the bystanders who opposed them.

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