Los Angeles Times (AP) – One of the nation’s largest vaccination sites temporarily closed on Saturday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance, leaving hundreds of motorists waiting for hours, Los Angeles The Times reported.
Officials told the newspaper that the Los Angeles Fire Department closed the entrance to the vaccination center at Dogar Stadium as a precaution at 2 pm.
The Times reported that among the protesters were members of anti-vaccine and far-flung groups. Some of them indicated signs of decrypting the COVID-19 vaccine and shouting at people not to take shots.
The Times said there were no incidents of violence.
“This is completely wrong,” said German Jacques, who walked from his home in La Verne and waited for an hour for his vaccination when the stadium gates were closed. He said that some protesters were telling people in line that coronavirus is not real and vaccination is dangerous.
The Times reported that the vaccination site reopened shortly before 3pm. The site is usually open from 8 am to 8 pm
After reopening it, Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted: “We will neither be harassed nor threatened. Dodger Stadium is back up and running. “
A post on social media described the performance as “SCAMDEMIC PROTEST / MARCH”. It advised participants to “Please refrain from wearing the Trump / Maga costume because we want our statement to resonate with lambs. Not just flags but informative signs.”
“All this is a shared information protest and march against COVID, vaccines, PCR tests, lockdowns, masks, neighbors, Gates, Newsom, China, digital tracking, etc.”