New York City Workers Protest Vaccine Mandate with March Across Brooklyn Bridge

Thousands of NYC municipal workers – including FDNY employees – protested vaccine mandates Monday by marching across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Thousands of New York City municipal workers – including FDNY employees – protested vaccine mandates Monday by marching across the Brooklyn Bridge.

The march comes days after New York City required police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave.

“Mayor de Blasio wants to paint us as immoral, unsafe and a danger to the public,” protestor Paul Schweit told the New York Post while wearing an FDNY shirt. “To the citizens of the city, we want to continue protecting you.”

As of last week, 71% of city works affected by the new mandate received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the city.

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