Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses, requiring children aged 5-11 to show proof of one vaccination dose.
The mandate went into effect on December 14 and was followed by another similar mandate, requiring patrons aged 12 and older to show proof of two vaccine doses. This second mandate went into effect on Monday.
The newest COVID-19 vaccine mandate sparked protests on Monday night at a Burger King in Brooklyn.
The NYPD told Newsweek that officers were called after several protesters were seen inside the Burger King location not wearing masks and refusing to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Five protesters were arrested by officers on Monday night and charged with trespassing and remaining unlawfully inside the Burger King location.
One of those protesters was Twitter user @themeatofit, an African American New Yorker who showed up at the Burger King and was handcuffed for having no vaxxpass.
“Last night, I was arrested for the first time in my life for going to a Brooklyn Burger King with no vaxpass,” announced user @themeatofit on his Twitter account. “None of this would be happening with no government force,” he concluded.
It’s interesting that NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, who has always bragged about his inclusive and pro-minorities measures is pushing this mandate while millions of Hispanics and African Americans in his city are not vaccinated.
In fact, just 30% of Black New Yorkers ages 18 to 44 years are fully vaccinated, compared with 48 percent of Latino residents and 52 percent of white residents in that age group. Would that be a discriminatory mandate? “No, of course, because it’s been pushed by a democrat!”