A COVID vaccination site set up at the Dodger Stadium in LA was forced to close Saturday after protests by anti-vaccine and far-right groups.
Around 50 protesters stalled motorists who had been waiting for hours. The demonstrators carried placards denouncing the effectiveness of the vaccine.
“You’re a lab rat.”
The LA Fire Department closed the entrance to the stadium around 2PM PST as a precaution.
German Jaquez, who had been waiting for a shot said,
“This is completely wrong.
I’ve been waiting for weeks to get an appointment. I am a dentist; I am taking a big risk being around patients. I want to be safe for my patients and for my family. The vaccine is the only way to beat the virus.”
A post on social media promoting the protest said,
“Scamdemic Protest/ March.”
This is a sharing information protest and march against everything COVID, Vaccine, PCR Tests, Lockdowns, Masks, Fauci, Gates, Newsom, China, digital tracking, etc.”
Protesters carried placards with slogans saying,
“Save Your Soul Turn Back Now”
“CNN is lying to you”
“Take off your mask”
Mikel Jollett posted updates and photos on Twitter, finally posting,
“My 69 year old high risk mom Bonnie got the jab!
She said she could hardly even feel it. We teared up. We’ve waited a year for this. Get your vaccine. My love to all of your families.
The stadium was eventually reopened around an hour later. California has been one of the worst-hit states with around 3.2 million cases and more than 40,000 deaths.
We can no doubt expect more of this to happen across the country courtesy lies from our ex-POTUS, QAnon & Fox News.
We’re at the mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium to get my mom the vaccine. The anti–vax protestors have approached the entrance to the site. The LAPD have now closed the gate. We have been sitting here for about half an hour. Nobody is moving. pic.twitter.com/GrJPA5wrqx— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 30, 2021
FINAL UPDATE: My 69 year old high risk mom Bonnie got the jab! She said she could hardly even feel it. We teared up. We’ve waited a year for this. Get your vaccine. My love to all of your families.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 30, 2021
MYTH: The COVID vaccines were developed “too fast.”— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 31, 2021
FACT: The vaccines were made possible because of decades of research on past coronaviruses like SARS & MERS.
Scientists first published the full genome of the virus over a YEAR ago.
Get the facts: https://t.co/yVyJY042Pd pic.twitter.com/Cju047fYbh
(Photos, Twitter; via BBC)