조 로즈, 타임 스퀘어 집회에 참석했고 어빙 시위에 참석할 사람, told Fox News they will start at Commodore Battery Park and march to the Barclays Center ahead of the opening game for the 그물. Irving is not eligible to play home games in Brooklyn because of a New York City mandate.
One of the organizers, John Matland, told Fox News he anticipates several thousand attendees.
Matland described the burgeoning movement as a “widely diverse group” united under the goal of stopping what they regard as an infringement on their personal liberties.
거의 1,000 people converged on Times Square last Saturday for a “Broadway Rally for Freedom” to protest the city’s draconian vaccine mandate.
Participants carried signs reading “No mandates … My Body, My Choice” and another demanding “equal rights for vaxxed” 과 “unvaxxed.”
Speakers included vaccine skeptic, 로버트 F. Kennedy Jr., the nephew of former President John F. 케네디.
“We have no business giving this to little children,” Kennedy told the crowd. “It is unethical, it is medical malpractice.”
New York City residents and visitors are required to show proof of vaccination for indoor dining, gyms and shows.
Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio touted the city as the first in the nation to take this approach. The city launched the policy – dubbed the “Key to NYC” – on Aug. 16 and began enforcing it on Sept. 13.
Saturday’s “Broadway Rally for Freedom” came ahead of de Blasio’s Wednesday 주문 for the city’s municipal workers to their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 29 or potentially lose their jobs.
The rule covers 160,500 노동자, of whom about 71% are partially or fully vaccinated, according to official estimates.
Matland told Fox News that the purpose of the rallies he helps organize is to show the world, “we want our rights back, we don’t want to be treated like second-class citizens.”
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