New York City restaurant patrons were taken into custody after they refused to follow Covid-19 requirements.
New York City Police officers arrested five protestors on Monday night for refusing to vaccinate against coronavirus. It was caught on film and went viral.
The maskless group entered the Brooklyn Burger King and demanded service, something visitors can be denied due to the city’s policies on masking and vaccination statuses.
To eat inside the city’s buildings, one must show proof that they have been vaccinated. The protestors refused to comply with this requirement. They refused to leave the fastfood restaurant and were repeatedly called by police.
Video footage shows officers on the scene and protestors chanting. “shame on you!” Do not conformWhile yelling at officers. Five individuals were given bench warrants, and they were charged with trespassing. These five men were identified as Michael Mitchell and Augusto Alarcon and Ethan Boisvert. Mitchell Bosch and Bradford Solomon were all aged between 36-44.
Six people had similar experiences earlier in the month. arrestedAfter entering Cheesecake Factory at Queens Center mall and disregarding current city health guidelines, he was charged with trespassing. Bosch, who is a veteran of the military, was also taken into custody by that group. The same protest was held outside Eric Adams’ office on Monday. It demanded that the mandates be ended when Adams assumes office in January.
Social media has been abuzz with footage of Burger King’s arrests. Vaccine mandate critics labeled these arrests extreme and as a sign that things could get worse. Some people questioned whether the police were sufficient to deal with the protestors, while others argued that more severe crimes could be dealt with.
The Burger King footage has generated a lot of controversy on social media. Some vaccine critics have called the arrests excessive and an indication of what is to come. Some people questioned whether the police were sufficient to deal with the protesters, while others argued that more severe crimes could be dealt with.
New York City has a rising crime rate. Therefore, it is logical to dispatch a dozen officers to make an arrest of a man who refused to show a Burger King vaccination card.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) December 28, 2021
Still, protesters faced criticisms. Some suggested that the vaccination is an alternative to arrest.
Is it elitist to say that anyone who’s willing to storm a Burger King to put a Whopper, fries, and a Coke in their stomach, but refuses to put a vaccine in their arm, is woefully misguided? https://t.co/gMQzNJ2NPC
— ken olin (@kenolin1) December 28, 2021