Furious Tesco shopper rips plastic from items in supermarket

FURIOUS Tesco shopper rips plastic from ‘non-essential’ items in supermarket in Wales.

Gwilym Owen, who was not wearing a mask, was seen removing plastic covers from items which shops are no longer allowed to sell under the new Welsh lockdown restrictions.

The man was heard to shout “since when has clothes been exempt?” and “rip the f***ers off!” as he tore the plastic sheeting from racks of clothing.

Wales was plunged into a ‘firebreak’ lockdown at 6pm on Friday, October 23. During this period, which will last 17 days, people will be asked to stay at home and to leave only for a limited number of reasons, including exercise, buying essential supplies, or to seek or provide care.

Similarly, supermarkets have been ordered to only sell ‘essential goods’, and clothes aren’t considered an essential item.

“Last night I heard supermarkets have put covers over ”non essential” things such as clothes,” the angry shopper posted on Facebook.

“I’m not prepared to live in a society where they can take basic human needs away like being able to buy new clothes, especially for children,” he added.


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