As many as 35,000 Americans swarmed Washington, D.C. this weekend.
Their aim? To raise awareness about the fight to end COVID-19 vaccine mandates nationwide.
Last week, a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees.
One week before that, the Supreme Court shot down Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with at least 100 employees.
Despite the legislative victories, major cities like New York City, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles have implemented strict measures in the name of public safety. Those include showing proof of vacation to enter restaurants, gyms and other venues.
For those protesting COVID orders, it is a salient reminder that their work is far from over.
As Fox News reports:
The peaceful protest started around noon at the Washington Monument and headed first to the Lincoln Memorial, where it remained while a series of speakers took to the steps to share their experiences of the past year and their reasons to call for an end to the vaccine mandates.
The Children’s Health Defense, the group sponsoring the event said that they expected 20,000 attendees. By all accounts, they could’ve doubled that number.
Among the attendees were first responders. New York and Chicago, in particular, struggled this fall to get their departments’ to comply with the city’s mandates.
WTOP has more on Sunday’s events:
Among the speakers was Paul Alexander, a health researcher and former Trump administration official. He said liability protections for vaccine companies should be dropped.
“If they want your child to take any of these vaccines, you stand up and say, remove liability protection,” Alexander said.
Other speakers included RFK Jr. and Fox Nation’s Lara Logan.
However, attendees appeared most excited to see Joe Rogan and Dr. Robert Malone.
Similar to Rogan, Dr. Pierre Cory spoke in favor of therapeutic treatment in the fight against COVID-19.
“They tell us to vaccinate ourselves endlessly and boost ourselves, even though that single strategy has failed, is failing and will continue to fail,” Cory said.