Thousands of NYC Municipal Workers March in Massive Protest Against de Blasio’s Vaccine Mandate

Thousands of city employees protested on Monday against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tyrannical vaccine mandate. The massive protest included FDNY and NYPD employees, who lag behind the general population in vaccination rates.

The New York City Police Department estimated the size of the throng to be about 5,000 strong, as protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge into Lower Manhattan.

As of last week,  71 percent of NYC employees had reportedly had at least one shot of the covid-19 vaccine, including 69 percent of NYPD workers and 60 percent of FDNY workers.

Thousands of city workers will be placed on unpaid leave unless the submit to being injected with the experimental vaccines by Friday.

“It’s time now. If you don’t want to get vaccinated, you’ll be put on unpaid leave. Well, the vast majority of human beings go to work to get paid. And also, I think for a lot of our first responders, there’s a calling. They believe in the work, they care about the work. Those two factors I think are going to cause the vast majority to get vaccinated,” de Blasio said.

Protesters held hand made signs with anti-mandate messages, such as:  “My body, my choice,” “In God We Trust,” “No forced Vax,” “Coercion is not consent,” “We tested positive for freedom, and “Danger: You are being conditioned to view your freedom as selfish.” Protesters also held signs reading “F—k Joe Biden,” and “Let’s go Brandon.”

The crowd chanted the viral anti-Biden slogans “Let’s go Brandon” and “f—k Joe Biden” with gusto.


Protesters also chanted “hold the line!”

NYC Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who was at the protest, told ABC7 that he is against the mandates.

“I think especially these draconian measures that all civil servants have to be vaccinated or they get fired, we already don’t have enough cops, we don’t have enough correction officers, we don’t have enough health care workers, we don’t have enough teachers,” Sliwa told Eyewitness News. “So, who’s getting hurt by all of us, obviously, students, citizens, people who need services. Stop this nonsense, and the mandate.”

Monday’s demonstration follows a protest Sunday night at the Barclay’s Center in support of Kyrie Irving.

A crowd of people rallied as the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Charlotte Hornets at their home opener without their point guard.

At one point the protest turned violent when some demonstrators tried to break into the arena, clashing with security and police.

Irving has refused to get vaccinated. As a result, he’s not getting paid.


About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: People march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the Covid-19 vaccine mandate for municipal workers on October 25, 2021 in New York City. All city workers, excluding uniformed correction officers, are required to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 5pm on October 29th. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

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