A tiny group of protesters mad about vaccine mandates paraded on Harrison Avenue outside Boston Medical Center this afternoon, yelling repurposed slogans such as "My body, my choice!" and vainly trying to convince BMC workers to refuse to get a shot.
Justin de Benedictis-Kessner took the above photo from Blunch, adds:
Can confirm that Blunch was bustling with more happy customers than there were protestors. Thanks to Nikki + team for feeding the hard-working and vaccinated staff of BMC.
Jacob Oppenheim reports:
Yes, it's small but extremely obnoxious. Scary how one of the organizers has her young kids with her.
De Benedictis-Kessner adds one of the protesters attempted a little bullhorn diplomacy with passersby:
She was yelling at passerby who pointed at her ridiculous sign, saying to them “oh you think rape is funny?”
The protest sparked several 311 complaints including:
Vaccine protesters are disrupting businesses at this intersection and spreading dangerous misinformation over bullhorns.
Anti vaccine protesters are making a racket. I don't agree with their message, and I respect their right to do it, but they're being unnecessarily loud, using bullhorns turned up to 11, and there's no need to broadcast their message into the neighborhood where people are trying to work from home. BPD quieted them down earlier, but they resumed as soon as the police left.
The 311 complaints were all promptly marked "closed" with a note to call 911 instead.