As governments around the world have seen protest after protest in the last couple of months pushing back against their authoritarian edicts concerning different aspects of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, a large gathering of demonstrators occurred right here in the U.S. on Monday.
A protest took place in New York City on Monday, which saw “about 5,000 incensed demonstrators” march from Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge and into Manhattan, according to the New York Post.
A majority of those who took part were city workers, including members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
The demonstrators were protesting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for all city workers.
People carried American flags to represent freedom and Gadsden flags to tell the government, ‘Don’t Tread on Me.” Signs held by demonstrators ranged from “COERCION IS NOT CHOICE” to “RECOGNIZE NATURAL IMMUNITY - Follow the Science.”
It’s said that if enough people stand up against tyranny, then tyranny doesn’t stand a chance. What the people in “power” don’t understand is that this pushback they’re seeing is less about vaccines or masks and more about government overreach. But, since they are the government, they’ll never see it that way unless said “enough people” stand up.
Reuters posted video of the protest on Facebook. Watch below:
LIVE: NYC workers march across Brooklyn Bridge in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Police, firefighters and teachers protest New York City municipal workers vaccine mandate with march over the Brooklyn Bridge.Posted by Reuters on Monday, October 25, 2021