A BRIT mum and her pals were “behaving like spoiled brats” and allegedly started “coughing as a joke” when they boarded a flight without masks.
Charisse Burchett caused uproar when she was pictured smiling with two other passengers in a “protest” photograph that went viral.
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Sharing the photograph on Twitter, the mum from Bath, Somerset, wrote: “We had a 10 Brit maskless standoff at Berlin airport…..police and authorities could not make us wear masks.
“Our last protest on German soil. I love this cheeky photo.”
Ms Burchett claimed in a tweet that the group had “medical exemptions” to let them travel on the plane without masks.
But the friends were slammed for their behaviour on social media and fellow passengers have since claimed they began “coughing as a joke” which seemed “very fake” and “put on”.
They were also accused of “marching up and down the departure gate and shouting.”
The insider told MailOnline: “They were universally condemned by all other passengers in the airport.”
The source added: “The police only arrived when they were getting irate with the airport staff who wanted to see their doctors note for the ‘medical exemption’ which is the rule in Germany.”
In most German states, residents must cover their noses and mouths while travelling on public transport or while shopping.
But while it is recommended, travellers are not required by law to wear face masks while on flights.
Charisse’s photograph has since been shared thousands of times with many slamming the photograph – and the decision to share it.
One wrote: “Imagine being so selfish AND so self-absorbed as to advertise it.”
Another added: “Hope you or your friends don’t catch covid and are seriously ill. Totally disrespectful of others country’s rules. I despair.”
A third wrote: “I’m trying to work out a way in which you could possibly be more selfish. So far I’m drawing a blank.”
But Charisse, who is an anti-vaxxer, claimed “masks are making people sick”, saying she had been to protests with 30,000 people and “nobody got sick”.
She also said she had a “great time” in Germany.
Charisse added: “This virus has a 99 per cent recovery rate and the agenda is dark.”
In one tweet, she wrote: “If we are locked down again then that’s proof the new normal didn’t work and what they implemented didn’t work.
“Masks, hand sanitizers, social distancing, plastic screens, gloves, none of it worked. So we should just go back to our lives. Ignore Boris.”
The UK has gone into lockdown in an attempt to stop coronavirus from infecting some of the most vulnerable in society.
In her profile, she writes: “A rebel not a slave – Vaccines are harming and killing our children. Vaccines cause autism and the science and evidence proves this.
“Say no to mandates.”
In England, Scotland and Wales you must wear a face covering on board commercial air flights.
However, it is not compulsory across all flights.
Travellers entering Germany from a designated risk area must enter quarantine for 14 days and take a Covid-19 test.
They are also required to notify the local German health authority in their place of residence/accommodation.
In the UK, more than 43,000 people have died from coronavirus with more than 18,000 cases recorded in 24 hours just yesterday.
Globally, the virus has claimed more than 1.1m lives.
Almost 5,000 patients are currently in hospital with the deadly bug.
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