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Protesters Supporting Kyrie Irving's Vaccine Stance Swarm Barclays Center Before Nets' Home Opener

Chaos erupted outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday as hundreds of protesters gathered in support of Nets point guard Kyrie Irving, who has refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Protesters congregated outside the Netsarena shortly before the teamshome opener against the Charlotte Hornets tipped off at 4 下午. 当地时间, 根据 NewsdayESPN. Some held signs that readStand with Kyrie,” while chantingNo vaccine mandate, stand with Kyrie,” ESPN reports.

在一个点上, Newsday reported, a group of protesters breached barricades and reached the arena’s front entrance. Video of the scene shows individuals waving flags and yellingLet Kyrie play.

根据插座, the building briefly went into lockdown, with some fans temporarily unable to get inside. Footage from inside Barclays Center shared on Twitter appears to show protesters attempting to get through the arena’s doors.

十月. 12, the Nets announced Irving would not be allowed to join the team for practice or games until he is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 纽约市, where the Nets are based, currently requires anyone over the age of 12 entering acovered premisesin the city to prove they have received the coronavirus vaccine.

Protesters rallying against COVID-19 vaccination mandates and in support of basketball player Kyrie Irving gather in the street outside the Barclays Center before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets, in New York Virus Outbreak NYC Vaccine Mandate, 纽约, 美国 - 24 十月 2021

Protesters rallying against COVID-19 vaccination mandates and in support of basketball player Kyrie Irving gather in the street outside the Barclays Center before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets, in New York Virus Outbreak NYC Vaccine Mandate, 纽约, 美国 – 24 十月 2021
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第二天, Irving responded on Instagram Live, where he spoke about his “自由” surrounding the COVID vaccine. The point guard suggested he had beenpromised that you have exemptions or that you didn’t have to be forced to get the vaccineahead of the 2021-22 季节.

This wasn’t something that I foresaw coming where I prepared for it and had a chance to strategize on what was going to be best for me and my family,” 他在视频中说. “我选择不接种疫苗. 那是我的选择. 我会请你们尊重这个选择。”

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凯里欧文 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Round 2, 游戏 4 的 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 13 2021 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, 威斯康星州.

凯里欧文 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Round 2, 游戏 4 的 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 13 2021 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, 威斯康星州.
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他加了: “I’m staying grounded in what I believe in. It’s not about being anti-vax or about being on one side or the other. It’s about being true to what feels good for me. I’m still uncertain about a lot of things. And that’s OK. If I’m going to be demonized about having more questions and taking my time to make a decision with my life, then that’s just what it is.

Last Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver urged Irving to get vaccinated against COVID-19 during an appearance on Inside the NBA 在 TNT.

I’d tell him to get vaccinated, 首先也是最重要的, for himself and his family,” said Silver, 59. “下一个, for his teammates and his community, and also for the league that I know he cares so much about.

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