'We will not comply!': NYC workers protest vax mandate with march across Brooklyn Bridge October 25, 2021 | 3:25pm By Elizabeth Rosner and Sam Raskin
Days after the mayor announced a vaccine mandate for most of the city's employees, about 5,000 incensed demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan.
City workers took to the streets MoCity workerso tok to the streets Monday to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for the entire municipal workforce.
At least 20 people were arrested during the protest, a police source said.
Days after the mayor announced that all government employees except for jail staff will need to receive a vaccine shot by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave, about 5,000 incensed demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan.
Many carried American flags, chanting, “F–k de Blasio” and “We will not comply!”
Some protesters wore NYPD and FDNY shirts, and several hoisted Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, while others took to the extreme of wearing yellow stars of David to compare the inoculation requirement to Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews.
“Now, [after] working after countless of emergencies — Hurricane Sandy, the snowstorms … I am under threat. We are under threat of losing our livelihood for simply retaining the choice of protecting our bodies,” fumed firefighter Sofia Medina after the crowd reached City Hall.