Group opposing indoor vaccine mandate storms food court on Staten Island

Posted 20 days ago


A group opposed to New York City’s vaccine requirement for restaurants and other indoor activities stormed a Staten Island food court over the weekend — refusing to show proof-of-inoculation before sitting down to eat.

Video posted on YouTube and Twitter by freelance reporter Oliya Scootercaster shows the group of about 20 people march through the Staten Island Mall into its food court Saturday and sit down to eat, chanting slogans such as “USA!” and “F–k Joe Biden!”

“Everybody, go get food and eat — that is what we’re here to do,” a female protester says during the clips. “We’re going to meet over there and go into the food court area and sit our butts down and stay as long as we like!”

The city’s vaccine mandate requires New Yorkers who want to dine inside restaurants and malls, work out at a gym or attend an indoor concert to show proof they’ve gotten at least one of their shots.

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