NYC protesters who held 'freedom rally' at Times Square to march in support of Kyrie Irving

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.

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NYC Rally (John Matland)

Matland described the burgeoning movement as awidely diverse groupunited 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 aBroadway Rally for Freedomto protest the city’s draconian vaccine mandate.

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Participants carried signs readingNo mandates … My Body, My Choiceand another demandingequal 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.

페이스 북 금지 Kennedy Jr.’s Instagram page earlier this year over his posts expressing skepticism about the 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 백신.

카이리 어빙 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics during Round 1, 경기 5 의 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, 뉴욕.

카이리 어빙 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics during Round 1, 경기 5 의 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, 뉴욕. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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 theKey to NYC– on Aug. 16 and began enforcing it on Sept. 13.

Saturday’sBroadway Rally for Freedomcame 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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