New York City municipal employees marched across the Brooklyn Bridge against the COVID vaccine mandate.
The protest was set to end in front of City Hall on the Manhattan side of the bridge and was billed as an anti-mandate protest on behalf of nearly 50,000 NYC employees who have yet to be vaccinated.
Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa was at the protest and said he is opposed to the mandates.
"I think especially these draconian measures that all civil servants have to be vaccinated or they get fired, we already don't have enough cops, we don't have enough correction officers, we don't have enough health care workers, we don't have enough teachers," Sliwa told Eyewitness News. "So, who's getting hurt by all of us, obviously, students, citizens, people who need services. Stop this nonsense, and the mandate."
Sliwa said the workers should be encouraged to be vaccinated, but if they can't or won't, weekly testing should be allowed.
Monday's demonstration follows a protest Sunday night at the Barclay's Center in support of Kyrie Irving.