“Seventy-two percent of Black people in this city from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated,” Newsome shouted into a megaphone.
“So what is going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, from rounding up Black people, from snatching them off the train, snatching Black people off the bus?”
“We’re putting this city on notice. Your mandate will not be another racist social distance practice,” Newsome went on to say. “Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising. And that is not a threat. That is a promise. Because it is our job to defend liberty, and that is what we are here to do.”
The mandate, announced by de Blasio in early August, requires that both workers and customers of certain categories of businesses like restaurants, gyms, and movie theaters provide proof that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to enter.
"72% of black people in this city, from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated" says @newyorkvonni
At Cancel Carmines protest ,
"what is going to stop them (NYPD) from rounding up black folks"
Chivona Newsome is a co-founder of BLM Greater NY chapter. t.co/Me18Vgf34d pic.twitter.com/omRMDJnBN4
— Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) September 24, 2021