âSeventy-two percent of black people in this city between the ages of 18 and 44 are not vaccinated“said Chivona Newsome on a Monday demonstration At New York. “So what’s going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, from rounding up black people, getting them off the train, the bus?”
Newsome has warned his group could respond with a similar “uprising” to those that followed George Floyd’s death in the summer of 2020.
âWe inform this city that your tenure will not be another socially distanced racist practice. Black people are not going to stand idly by, or you will see another uprising. And it is not a threat. It’s a promise, âshe said. vaccination passport is not a free passport against racism.
Kimberly Bernard, co-founder of the Black Women’s March, made a similar claim that COVID-19 warrants are used to target blacks and other minorities.
“We are serving a notice on mayor, on the governor, on the restaurant industry that we won’t allow you to use this pandemic, vaccination cards and masks as another reason to be racist, to put us in jail – because it enough of us in there, âsaid Bernard.
De Blasio issued a vaccination warrant in August, requiring New Yorkers to present proof of vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, gyms and entertainment centers.
âWhen you hear these words I want you to imagine the idea that because someone is vaccinated they can do all of the amazing things that are available in this city,â de Blasio said of the order. .
The Washington Examiner has contacted BLM Greater New York for comment, but has not received a response.
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Original author: Matthew Miller