Anti-vax protesters arrested after rushing Times Square Olive Garden

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Four folks have been arrested after a gaggle of anti-vax protesters staged a sit-in on the Olive Garden in Times Square Friday evening, police stated.

The rowdy objectors consisted of a “number of individuals” that refused to adjust to New York City’s indoor eating mandate, the NYPD stated.

They have been confronted by cops within the restaurant’s bar space after refusing to point out proof of COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with footage posted to Twitter.

The incident was over by 10:40 p.m., after many of the dissidents left the restaurant voluntarily, police stated. Three males and a girl have been anticipated to be charged with trespassing, in accordance with officers. Their names weren’t instantly launched.

“Wake up New York! Wake the f— up!,” one of many suspect yelled whereas being led right into a police van within the coronary heart of Times Square, in accordance with video on social media.

“I got arrested. They arrested me for trying to eat at Olive Garden, that’s what happened,” one other protester stated, claiming his civil rights have been violated.

Four people were arrested after anti-vax protesters staged a sit-in at the Olive Garden in Times Square Friday night.
Four folks have been arrested after anti-vax protesters staged a sit-in on the Olive Garden in Times Square Friday evening.
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As the suspects have been taken into custody, different protestors used profane language to insult and heckle the group of officers concerned, footage confirmed. At one level a member of the group performed “F–k The Police” by NWA on a loudspeaker.

Similar protests have been staged at different metropolis restaurant chains together with a Cheesecake Factory in Queens and a Burger King in Brooklyn final month.

It was unclear if the group behind these sit-ins was additionally chargeable for Friday’s disruption.

A receptionist on the Manhattan eatery referred The Post to a company spokesperson, who didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

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