Gothamist: NYC Municipal Workers March on City Hall to Protest COVID Vaccine Mandate

New York City employees marched on City Hall on Monday in protest of a coming vaccine mandate, shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge as they waved American flags and vowed to leave their jobs rather than comply with the new requirement.

The crowd, which numbered in the thousands, included a large presence of police and firefighters, proudly displaying their stationhouses and precincts. A handful of on-duty paramedics also stopped to join the protest mid-shift.

“I’m here to cheer on my brothers and sisters against a forced mandate,” Nial O’Shaughnessy, a paramedic who covers Lower Manhattan, told WNYC/Gothamist.

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