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Anti-vaxxers storm Barclays Center in support of Kyrie Irving’s unvaccinated stance

A group of nearly 100 anti-vaxxers protested outside of the Barclays Center in support of Kyrie Irving’s decision to remain unvaccinated. On Sunday (Oct. 24), a large group of people contesting the COVID-19 mandate gathered around the home of the Brooklyn Nets and called for the 29-year-old basketball player’s return to the court.

No vaccine mandate, stand with Kyrie…Let Kyrie play,” chanted the crowd, who donned shirts with “Stand with Kyrie” slogans. Videos of the demonstration show that at one point, individuals jumped over the barricades, prompting the Brooklyn venue to temporarily impose a lockdown.

Barclays Center briefly closed its doors today in order to clear protestors from the main doors on the plaza and ensure guests could safely enter the arena,” read a statement.

“Only ticketed guests were able to enter the building and the game proceeded according to schedule.” Admission resumed once authorities gained control of the situation.

As previously reported by REVOLT, the Nets have been banned Irving from playing ball following his failure to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Nobody’s gonna hijack my voice. Nobody’s gonna take the power away from me to speak on these things,” he said of his choice. “Don’t believe that I’m retiring. Don’t believe that I’ma give up this game for a vaccine mandate or staying unvaccinated. Don’t believe any of that shit, man. Really be aware of what’s being said… Pay attention to what’s going on in the real world.”

Kyrie Irving

The baller’s decision has since been backed by the protesters, including Broadway Rally for Freedom organizer John Matland, who explained that the demonstration was intended to stop the “infringement” of “personal liberties.”

Chris Brown has also supported his friend’s controversial decision. “THE REAL HERO!!!!” he wrote. “I stand with my brother. WHOEVER DONT LIKE IT …. Go live your damn life.. ITS HIS CHOICE AND A DAMN GOOD ONE. ALWAYS IN MY BROTHERS CORNER.”

Per: Revolt

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