Protesters swarm Brooklyn Nets arena supporting Kyrie Irving’s refusal to be vaccinated

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Irving unable to play Brooklyn Nets home games due to refusal to vaccinate

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Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City on Sunday in support of a public protest against NBA superstar Kyrie Irving forcing him to get a coronavirus vaccine while playing.

Protesters on social media can be seen at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Irving’s Brooklyn Nets play their home games, chanting “Stand with Kyrie”.

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Joe Rose, who was at an anti-vaccine mandate rally in Times Square and said he would attend Irving’s demonstration, told Granthshala News that he planned to start at Commodore Battery Park and march to Barclays Center . Net. Irving is not eligible to play home games in Brooklyn due to the New York City mandate.

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One of the organisers, John Maitland, told Granthshala News that he expects several thousand attendees.

Maitland described the growing movement as a “widely diverse group”, united under the goal of preventing what they see as an infringement on their individual liberties.

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Times Square for a “Broadway Rally for Freedom” last Saturday to protest the city’s stringent vaccine mandate.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Nearly 1,000 people gather in Times Square and march in the streets to protest the vaccination mandate during the

Participants held signs demanding “No Mandates… My Body, My Choice” and another “Equal Rights for Waxed” and “Unwaxed”.

Granthshala News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report


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