Monday, February 6, 2023

Car hits 5 during anti-vaccine protest at Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A vehicle struck two California Highway Patrol officers and three Golden Gate Bridge employees Thursday during an anti-vaccination mandate, but they were not seriously injured, officials said.

CHP officer Andrew Barclay told the San Francisco Chronicle that CHP officers and bridge workers collided in a northbound traffic lane at around 6 p.m., He said those killed were working to prevent hundreds of protesters marching on the bridge from flowing into the street.

The authorities closed a section of a lane, leading to a traffic jam. As reported by KGO-TV, the accident occurred during the jam when an SUV collided with a road sweeper, who was pushed into the queue of CHP officials.,

“They had gathered at the entrance to the sidewalk on the Golden Gate Bridge, and apparently there were individuals in the crowd who said that their intention was to occupy the lane of traffic, so our intention at that point was to try as a deterrent.” To stop someone from moving forward,” Barkley told the Chronicle.

Barkley said two officers and a bridge worker were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Several hundred people rallied on the bridge to protest requirements in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities requiring proof of vaccination for a range of workers, including police, firefighters and health care workers.

Barkley said earlier in the afternoon, a motorist associated with the protest was arrested after stopping his car in a traffic lane, exiting and fighting with law enforcement officers.

Anti-vaccine advocate Leigh Dundas helped organize the bridge rally.

Dundas told the Chronicle that requiring a vaccine to keep your job is “not only unconstitutional, it’s unconscionable.”


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