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LAPD Responds After Anti-Vax Protesters Shut Down Dodger Stadium Vaccine Site: Report


LAPD Responds After Anti-Vax Protesters Shut Down Dodger Stadium Vaccine Site: Report

One of the largest vaccination sites in the country temporarily shut down Saturday because dozens of anti-vax protesters blocked the entrance, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Los Angeles Fire Department shut the entrance to the vaccination center at Dodger Stadium about 2 p.m. as a precaution, officials told the newspaper.

“We’re at the mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium to get my mom the vaccine,” Mikel Jollett explained on Twitter. “The anti–vax protestors have approached the entrance to the site. The LAPD have now closed the gate. We have been sitting here for about half an hour. Nobody is moving.”

“There has been no communication from the LAPD as to how long the entrance will be closed. They closed the gate as the protestors approached, presumably to stop them from entering the facility itself. Now nobody is going in. This is the largest vaccination site in the country,” he noted.

Jollett then posted a hopeful “final update.”

“My 69 year old high risk mom Bonnie got the jab! She said she could hardly even feel it. We teared up. We’ve waited a year for this. Get your vaccine,” he urged. “My love to all of your families.”

“This is completely wrong,” said German Jaquez, who drove from his home in La Verne and had been waiting for an hour for his vaccination when the stadium’s gates were closed. He said some of the protesters were telling people in line that the coronavirus is not real and that the vaccination is dangerous.

An official said the fire department planned to reopen the vaccination site about 3 p.m. The site is usually open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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