The New York chapter of BLM is leading protests against the city’s vaccine mandates and vaccine ID requirements:
Hawk Newsome, the co-founder and chairman of Black Lives Matter Greater New York, was quoted Saturday in the New York Times saying that restaurants “are using vaccine mandates to enforce their racist beliefs and excluding black patrons.”
At a protest Monday in front of New York restaurant Carmine’s, Chivona Newsome, also a co-founder of the group, said of the vaccine mandates, “What is going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, from rounding up black people, from snatching them off the train, off the bus?”
She further issued the threat that BLM was “putting this city on notice that your mandate will not be another racist social distance practice” and that “Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising .” She said vaccine verification “is not a free passport to racism.”
Will Democrat elites abandon vaccine mandates and ID requirements that disproportionately affect Black people?
Or will they cutoff donations and support of BLM until it ignores racial inequities created by the vaccine passports and mandates?