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Thousands Gather To Protest Vaccine Mandate As Deadline Arrives

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Many state workers and private sector healthcare workers have until Monday to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to stay employed.

They have to be fully protected against the virus by Oct. 18, which means the only option left would be to get the Johnson and Johnson shot by Monday.

As a result, thousands came to Olympia on Sunday to protest the mandate.

Aside from some who don’t believe in the vaccine’s effectiveness, many feel like it should be their choice to get the shot.

“What we do from now on will determine whether we live in freedom or in a dystopian hell hole,” one speaker at the protest said.

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But for the state workers that are at the protest, the clock is ticking … Tyler Miller, who helped organize today’s rally, believes this mandate approach is all wrong … READ MORE. 

Hundreds protest vaccine, Nevada mandate on Strip

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL – A few hundred people gathered on the Strip on Sunday night to protest Gov. Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The group met outside of the Aria at 7 p.m. and marched north along Las Vegas Boulevard toward Bally’s, where they turned around. They stopped momentarily in front of the Fountains of Bellagio as the water crashed along to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.“

Many protesters held signs, some of which appeared to oppose the vaccine, while others focused their attention more specifically on the governor’s mandate.

Brock Abbe, who moved to Las Vegas from New York in January, said he joined the group to protest the mandate, not the vaccine itself.

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Last month, Sisolak ordered mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all Department of Corrections employees and those working with at-risk populations in state-operated detention and health care facilities.

Carrying a 4-foot, lime green plastic foam syringe labeled “EXPERIMENTAL,” Abbe said he did not think anyone’s job should be in jeopardy based on their vaccine status … READ MORE 

 

 

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