WASHINGTON D.C.- While playing the late rockstar Meat Loaf’s songs; since he was a vocal anti-vaxer who died allegedly of COVID on Friday. According to Daily Mail; a maskless crowd of about 20,000 gathered in the nation’s capitol on Saturday to protest current vaccine mandates in Washington, D.C.
Meat Loaf’s songs including I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) were heard being blasted at the COVID party. The keynote speaker for the event was Robert F. Kennedy; who is also anti-vax.
“Americans want democracy back; and this rally is a demand by Americans to get their democracy back”, Kennedy said at the rally, according to WUSA9.wusa9
Thousands of anti-vaxers in the UK protested as well recently; however they were more aggressive and met with dogs and tasers. Thankfully, the Washingtonians took a slightly different approach. And as a matter of fact, it was projected that a larger crowd would show up. However patrons began to disperse after the sound system started experiencing technical difficulties. Moreover, the demonstrators included people of all ages, most of them being white and with many wearing Donald Trump gear.
D.C. was hit with a mask mandate last month declaring that all government employees must be vaccinated with a booster shot and wear a mask. There is no option to opt out unless you lose your job altogether.
“All employees, contractors, interns, and grantees of DC Government must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and must have a booster,” Bowser tweeted.twitter
A new indoor-mask mandate for the district also went into effect and will continue at least through Jan. 31, Bowser said.