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Anti-Vaxxers, Far-Right Groups Shut Down Vaccination Site

Protests in Los Angeles led to Dodger Stadium shutting down temporarily
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 31, 2021 6:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Mass COVID-19 vaccinations were temporarily brought to a halt at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles after protesters gathered around the entrance Saturday afternoon. The group represented members of far-right groups as well as the anti-vax community, per the Los Angeles Times, and numbered around 50. Hundreds who'd been waiting in their cars for hours suddenly found the line brought to a halt when the Los Angeles Fire Department closed the entrance to the stadium as a precaution. Protesters reportedly carried signs with slogans including "CNN is lying to you" and "Take off your mask" and yelled at those in line not to get the vaccine.

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The site, which the AP notes is one of the largest in America, was reopened after an hour. Afterward, Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted: “We will not be deterred or threatened. Dodger Stadium is back up and running." A post on social media described the demonstration as the “SCAMDEMIC PROTEST/MARCH.” It advised participants to “please refrain from wearing Trump/MAGA attire as we want our statement to resonate with the sheeple. No flags but informational signs only. “This is a sharing information protest and march against everything COVID, Vaccine, PCR Tests, Lockdowns, Masks, Fauci, Gates, Newsom, China, digital tracking, etc.” (Read more coronavirus vaccine stories.)

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