A group of British anti-maskers behaved 'like spoiled brats' when they refused to wear face coverings on a flight home from Berlin, a source claimed today.
Charisse Burchett was criticised on Wednesday after she shared an image of herself and two women on board an aircraft having apparently won a 'stand off' with airport staff.
The women were flying with British Airways from Berlin back to London Heathrow Airport following an anti-lockdown meeting, but refused to wear face masks as they allegedly have a medical exemption.
An insider, who claimed they were on the flight, told MailOnline the group began 'coughing as a joke' after eventually boarding the aircraft, but said 'this seemed very fake and put on.'
Charisse Burchett was slammed online after she shared an image of herself and two women beaming at the camera on Wednesday having apparently won a 'stand off' with airport staff
The women were flying with British Airways from Berlin back to London Heathrow Airport following an anti-lockdown meeting
The source added the 'ring leader' had behaved 'like a spoiled brat' throughout the confrontation with airport staff - 'marching up and down the departure gate and shouting.'
They added: 'They were universally condemned by all other passengers in the airport.
'I talked to a very nice young man who genuinely had a medical exemption but felt "it's because of people like that I just wear a mask and try and get on with it".
'The German police and security acted professionally at all times trying to find out why they wouldn't wear their masks.
'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.'
The insider added they don't know why the women were eventually permitted to board the plane.
Ms Burchett claimed in a tweet that the group all 'had medical exemptions' which allowed them to go without masks on the flight.
Ms Burchett was on a British Airways flight from Berlin back to the UK when she and two other women refused to wear a mask
Ms Burchett describes herself as 'a rebel not a slave' on her Twitter profile
Sharing an image of the group on Wednesday, she wrote: 'We had a ten Brit mask-less standoff at Berlin airport.
'Police and authorities could not make us wear masks. Our last protest on German soil. I love this cheeky photo.'
She later added: 'It was a standoff and I have a film to prove it. The Nazi police and airport officials were incredibly intimidating.
'You need to think