January 31, 2021

Every one of these people should have been arrested by the LAPD. Letting them go just encourages more of this dangerous nonsense.

From the LA Times:

Dodger Stadium’s mass COVID-19 vaccination site was temporarily shut down Saturday afternoon when about 50 protesters gathered at the entrance, frustrating hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours.

The Los Angeles Fire Department closed the entrance to the stadium — one of the largest vaccination sites in the country — for about an hour starting just before 2 p.m. as a precaution, officials said. Several LAPD officers also responded to the scene; a spokeswoman for the department said no arrests were made.

Andrea Garcia, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, said that despite the 55-minute interruption, no appointments were canceled.

“We remain committed to vaccinating Angelenos as quickly and safely as possible,” she said.

The demonstrators included members of anti-vaccine and far-right groups. While some carried signs decrying the COVID-19 vaccine and shouting for people not to get the shots, there were no incidents of violence.

More on the delay from NBC:

No one was arrested, but the Los Angeles Police Department deployed "a sufficient amount of officers" to the stadium, a spokesperson said. L.A. police also said that all vaccines would be administered despite the delay.

Author Mike Jollet was in line with his mother and shared his experience on Twitter:

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