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Watch: Anti-Mandate Protesters ‘Hold The Line’ Rally With NYPD & FDNY. Storm Vaccinated Zone

by Paul Goldberg
Watch: Anti-Mandate Protesters ‘Hold The Line’ Rally With NYPD & FDNY. Storm Vaccinated Zone

In Brooklyn, New York anti-vaccine protestors supporting Nets guard Kyrie Irving broke through barriers and got all the way to front entrance of the building before being stopped by police and security. Not only are you not allowed inside the Barclay Center without tickets you must present a vaccine passport proving vaccination status.

A New York mandate requires professional athletes playing for a team in the city to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The ruling forbids Irving from playing at home games or practicing with the team. Irving is not being paid and instead of releasing Irving so he could play for a team that doesn’t have a mandate they are punishing him.

He’s doing something that Kaepernick did, he’s basically doing the same thing, he’s like taking a knee and I’m happy that he did that — you understand?” one protester said.

Another protester Curtis Orwell said he and others were fighting for “bodily autonomy and sovereignty,” and the right to choose what goes in their bodies.

“We also know so much more than we knew 18 months ago about the virus,” he said. “We have therapeutics that have been tried and proven to great success. Unfortunately, those kinds of voices are being totally suppressed and censored.”

The Barclays Center briefly put the complex on lockdown because of the commotion.

“Barclays Center briefly closed its doors today in order to clear protestors from the main doors on the plaza and ensure guests could safely enter the arena,” an arena spokeswoman said. “Only ticketed guests were able to enter the building and the game proceeded according to schedule.”

On the following day an estimated thousand of municipal workers including FDNY and NYPD protested DeBlasio’s vaccine mandate.

Written by Staff Writer

October 25, 2021

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