NY Vaccination Mandate Protesters Arrested at Times Square Olive Garden Restaurant
Several protesters demonstrating against coronavirus vaccination mandates at New York restaurants were arrested Friday night after refusing to leave an Olive Garden location in Times Square, according to videos posted on social media.
“It’s the civil rights movement again!” a man screamed while handcuffed, video by freelance journalist @ScooterCasterNY showed.
In another video posted by the reporter, protesters were heard chanting “USA!” and sing the national anthem before their arrest.
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It is not known how many protesters have been arrested. The NYPD has not publicly commented on the arrests. No acts of vandalism were reported during the demonstration.
Proof of vaccination is required in New York to dine at a restaurant.
Protesters remained inside the Olive Garden for two hours, refusing to leave, prompting the restaurant, which usually stays open until midnight, to close early, according to @ScooterCasterNY.
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Responding police reportedly told protesters they had to leave or they would be arrested.
“Victorious, we’re closing them down,” one of the protesters could be heard saying on camera.