Americans took to the streets of New York to protest mandatory vaccinations imposed by Joe Biden.
A group of teachers protested against mandatory vaccinations because the executive order turned into blackmail: either they get immunized against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.
Biden’s new mandates require all federal employees, including contractors, to get vaccinated, with no opt-out testing option. In other words, those who work for the government will not have a choice or face termination.
“I have the final say!”: teachers exclaimed in response to the federal mandate, holding signs with messages such as “Last year heroes, this year unemployed,” “My body, my choice,” and “I call the shots.”
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Videos on social networks give an account of the demonstrations where some protesters went so far as to shout: “F – k Joe Biden”.
The protest was organized by Teachers for Choice and took place this Monday, September 13, in Foley Square.
“I should be able to make my own health decisions and make a decision that doesn’t affect my employment that doesn’t affect my right to go to a restaurant, or a Broadway play, a museum,” Amy Carroll a retired teacher told PIX11.
“I think what they’re doing in America, they’re taking away our rights about all decisions, medical decisions, we’re standing here we’re letting the government take over everything,” denounced fellow retired teacher Bill Carroll.
Last week Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all Department of Education employees must be vaccinated by Sept. 27.
Teachers for Choice, meanwhile, filed a lawsuit against the city over the vaccine mandate.
In addition to the protest, teachers sued the city over mandatory vaccination
Last Friday, September 10, Staten Island attorneys Mark Fonte and Louis Gelormino filed a class action lawsuit against New York City, the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) over the requirement that all city employees must receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 27.
The class action is not Fonte and Gelormino’s first foray into coronavirus-related cases. Last month, the attorneys filed a suit in state Supreme Court against New York City‘s executive order signed by de Blasio requiring vaccination for entertainment, recreation, dining and indoor exercise.