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It was an ugly scene outside of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center before the NBA’s Nets tipped off for their dwelling opener as anti-vaxxers stormed the arena and broke down barricades.
Below was the scene:
This is actually crazy outdoors Barclays. At minimum 500 folks protesting and Waco g I stand with Kyrie indicators. pic.twitter.com/SREwTDkkED
— Barbara Barker (@meanbarb) Oct 24, 2021
Protesters just broke by means of barricades to Barclay’s Center, barricades thrown and security rushed to close the doorways and individuals chanted “I’m with Kyrie” pic.twitter.com/IBx2qgUir0
— Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) October 24, 2021
The arena was place on lockdown, and the crowd combine was explained by observers as “weird:”
Actually unusual combine of folks marching all over with I stand with Kyrie indicators. Young children with trump hats and men and women with Black Lives Subject shirts. pic.twitter.com/gJwX4k2aT3
— Barbara Barker (@meanbarb) October 24, 2021
The group blend isn’t that strange when just one understands wherever the anti-vax movement overlaps. The Trumpers have merged with the considerably still left RFK Jr. anti-vaxxers to press a harmful mix of lies and misinformation about the COVID vaccine.
There are probably also a few Nets followers there who just want anti-vaxxer and flat earther Kyrie Irving to be permitted to perform basketball. Irving is at this time not allowed to play or be in the vicinity of the crew due to the fact of his refusal to get vaccinated.
The protest in Brooklyn is the very first time that anti-vaxxers have shown up and gotten actual physical. Trump built COVID mitigation political, and just like with his Big Lie, the finish result is mob violence.
Mr. Easley is the controlling editor. He is also a White Residence Push Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate do the job targeted on general public plan, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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