'Thousands' Gather in Los Angeles to Protest City Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

“Thousands” of people gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, November 8, to protest a mandate requiring city workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 18, local media reported.

The protest was organized by a group named Firefighters 4 Freedom that said firefighters, police officers, electrical workers, sanitation workers, and city government employees would be in attendance, KTLA reported.

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an ordinance on November 6 requiring eligible individuals to be vaccinated in order to enter public indoor spaces including, restaurants, bars, gyms, and city facilities.

This footage filmed by People’s City Council Los Angeles, a local coalition of social and climate justice organizations, shows protesters holding signs reading “Awake not woke” and “Stop the mandate.” Credit: People’s City Council Los Angeles via Storyful

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