‘Please refrain from wearing Trump/MAGA attire as we want our statement to resonate with the sheeple’, a social media post for the planned demonstration said
For nearly an hour, thousands of motorists in line to get a coronavirus vaccine shot at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, were stalled as about 50 people demonstrating against immunization efforts caused officials to temporarily close the site’s gates, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz told The Washington Post. The protest had no impact on the number of shots given Saturday at the site, which can vaccinate 8,000 people a day, Ortiz said.
No arrests were made, according to police.
The protesters, members of anti-vaccine and far-right groups, organized online, according to The Los Angeles Times, which first reported about the closure caused by the “SCAMDEMIC PROTEST/MARCH.”
With limited vaccine supply and high demand, coronavirus vaccines in the States are difficult to come by. Saturday’s disruptive protest further complicated a strenuous process for those with appointments.
Los Angeles-based singer Adam Michaelson, who brought his 81-year-old mother to the stadium for her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, estimated the demonstration delayed them for about an hour.