Michelle Wu was sworn in as the new Democrat mayor of Boston, Massachusetts just a little over a month ago and she is already getting heckled.
Earlier this week, Wu announced new COVID restrictions for the city which include manadatory vaccinations for city workers and proof of vacccination to enter certain businesses.
As she made the announcement, she was drowned out by protesters who heckled her relentlessly.
NBC News in Boston reports:
Boston Implementing Proof of Vaccination Requirement for Restaurants, Other Indoor Venues
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced new proof of vaccination requirements for restaurants and other indoor venues including gyms and theaters on Monday.
She also said all city employees must be vaccinated along that same timeline, eliminating a weekly testing option that had existed previously.
“This is just one step in an aggressive approach the city has already been working hard to implement,” Wu said. “It is absolutely a necessary one. We’re ready to take this step forward to protect our residents.”
The proof of vaccination requirement for indoor venues will go into effect starting Jan. 15 for everyone ages 12 and up. All patrons and employees will be required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of vaccine. Beginning Feb. 15, everyone will have to show proof of two doses. Starting on March 1, children over age 5 will be required to be vaccinated as well…
From outside Monday’s press conference at Boston City Hall, protesters could be heard chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and even singing lyrics from “The Star-Spangled Banner,” including the line, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” At times the chanting made it difficult for those at the podium to hear themselves speak. Boos could be heard at one point during the announcement…
“These are our rights. Our rights are not negotiable,” said Shanna Cottone, with Boston First Responders United. “Why is it vaccine or fire? Jabs or jobs. It’s not right. We are from the city. We live in the city. We work for the city. These are our communities. We want to serve them.”
Watch the video below:
Is this what the people of Boston voted for in their mayoral election? More restrictions?