A massive national “Defeat The Mandates” rally took place this weekend in Los Angeles, California.
Truckers from around the country converged with the masses for a six-hour event at Grand Park in Los Angeles, California.
Firefighters, law enforcement, federal workers, labor, artists, school teachers, doctors, nurses, celebrities, musicians, and thousands of California residents raised their voices this weekend with the message: We the People Will Not Comply!
As TGP’s Cara Castronuova reported on Friday, frustration from Los Angeles residents and parents has reached a boiling point as Los Angeles Unified School District continues to enforce the indoor mask-wearing mandate at campuses with no end date despite being lifted at most other schools statewide.
This frustration is reflected across the United States as the nation still reels from the unprecedented Covid restrictions and vaccine mandates that rocked the world over the past year and a half.
“It is far from over,” said Tina Ryan of Citizens Against Political Persecution.
“The Covid narrative and the vaccine hysteria is only on pause until after the coming November elections. DO NOT BE FOOLED. Elected officials, namely Democrats, have realized they pissed off the voters to the point that they can lose their jobs. The sneaky traitors are now reeling back their hideous mandates. Anyone with street smarts knows they will attempt to resume these mandates/lockdowns if their positions are re-secured in November elections. We must vote these monsters out and never forget what they put through as a nation. They think if they give us a few months we will forget, but we will not forget,” she added.
As California Governor Gavin Newsom’s incredible unpopularity with his constituents forced him to ease up on mask restrictions for the time being, eight highly controversial, draconian bills are being pushed in the State House by Democratic legislators. They include:
- SB 871 – would require all children 0-17 to get the COVID -19 vaccine to attend childcare or school potentially without FDA approval. That bill also takes away any personal or religious belief exemptions,
- SB 866 – would allow kids 12-17 to get the COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent,
- SB 1464 – would force law enforcement officials to enforce public health orders,
- AB 2098 – would reclassify the sharing of COVID-19 “misinformation” by doctors and surgeons as unprofessional conduct that would result in disciplinary actions; and
- AB 1993 – would require all CA employers to require the COVID-19 Vaccine to work in the state, including independent contractors. And big penalties for companies who do not enforce it.
“One-party rule in action,” said Ryan. “This is what happens when you have one party running the four branches of government. The fourth branch is the Fake News Media. It amounts to complete and utter tyranny and crimes against humanity.”
The objective of the rally is to end all Covid-19 mandates.
- No to Vaccine Mandates
- No to Vaccine Passports
- No to Forcing Covid-19 Vaccination on Children
- No to Censorship
- Yes, to Informed Consent
- Yes, to Natural Immunity
- Yes, to doctors and patients making decisions without interference
HAPPENING NOW: | Los Angeles Firefighters March toward downtown Los Angeles where a “Defeat the Mandates” rally is being held.
— Anthony Cabassa (@AnthonyCabassa_) April 10, 2022
The crowds were chanting, “We the People Will Not Comply!”
“WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT COMPLY. WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT COMPLY.”
LA Firefighters, some of them fired, others on unpaid leave, lead the March from their fire station to the “Defeat the Mandates” rally.
Doctors, Scientists, and activists have gathered to protest mandates. pic.twitter.com/ulshKKzmNt
— Anthony Cabassa (@AnthonyCabassa_) April 10, 2022
— Travis Rice (@traviscrice) April 10, 2022
Thousands of people including truckers and firefighters from across the country gathered Sunday outside Los Angeles City Hall to protest vaccination mandates designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The crowd gathered at Grand Park to hear speakers and performers, while big-rig trucks from the “People’s Convoy” were parked on nearby streets. Members of the convoy jammed traffic during a Washington, D.C., protest earlier this year.
The peaceful crowd gathered to hear speakers and singers and was similar to a rally held at the same spot last year and to others staged around the country.
Paul Schweit, 31, a New York firefighter and founder of the group Bravest for Choice, flew out with some teachers, transit operators, and others to support local public workers, he said.
Schweit said he has been on unpaid leave for five months for failing to comply with New York’s vaccine requirement for public employees. He believes he had COVID-19 but recovered.
“The people that held out this long believe that this is not about a shot. It’s about the freedom to make the choice for yourself for your own bodily autonomy,” Schweit said. “We are 100% not anti-vaccine. We support the individual. We believe the threat to the individual is a threat to all freedoms of the people.”
Los Angeles County and the city require their workers, including firefighters and police and sheriff’s deputies, to be fully vaccinated or to have medical or religious exemptions. Relatively few have faced disciplinary action.
As of last month, about two dozen employees, including a dozen fire department workers and several police officers, had been fired for violating vaccine mandate rules. The city has successfully fought anti-mandate lawsuits filed on behalf of firefighters and police department workers.