Crows of people protesting against COVID-19 vaccination warrants marched through the streets of New York on Monday, the new deadline set by Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul for healthcare workers to be injected with COVID-19 or risk being made redundant from their jobs.
Protesters held signs stating “Naturally Immune” and “Medical Segregation is Racist” in the crowd that occupied the entire street of Avenue des Amériques, according to images shared on Twitter by a freelance journalist. Elad Eliahu.
At a protest in Foley Square, the crowd can be heard chanting “No vaccine warrant, no Nazi pass,” in other footage taken by Leeroy johnson, an independent photographer of the scene.
Civil rights leader Reverend Kevin McCall led the crowd in “my body, my songs of choice” during a speech in Times Square, according to other footage taken by Johnson.
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“I came here today because they thought they were doing something sticking my face on August 28 on the daily news, because I was granting religious exemptions,” McCall said during his speech. “And they said, ‘What are you doing in the heavens?’ and I said to them, ‘I am setting my people free.’ “
“I stand on Bible principles,” McCall continued. “I said [Mayor Bill] from Blasio, I said [former Gov. Andrew] Cuomo, that they can kiss me where the sun isn’t shining. I don’t care if [vaccines] have been approved by the FDA, CIA or FBI, ”he added. “If it’s not approved by GOD, I don’t want it inside of me.
Several protests have been sparked in New York in recent days and weeks against de Blasio’s city-wide warrant issued in August, which requires workers and customers at certain businesses like restaurants and gyms to provide proof. that they were vaccinated to enter.
Governor Hochul is also firmly upholding his statewide order requiring healthcare workers to receive at least one coronavirus vaccine by September 27 or face dismissal. The new governor has told unvaccinated New York health care workers that the state will “replace the people” who don’t comply.
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The governor plans to have medically trained members of the National Guard fill the void for healthcare workers on leave or dismissed from duty on Tuesday.