Covid vaccination: Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium ‘closed by protests’

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A Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was forced to close for an hour on Saturday after protests by anti-vaccine and far-right groups, local media report. Around 50 protesters stalled motorists who had been waiting for hours. The demonstrators carried placards decrying the effectiveness of the vaccine. Protesters told people to “turn back”, while one man shouted: “You’re a lab rat”, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Los Angeles Fire Department closed the entrance to the stadium around 14:00 local time (22:00 GMT) as a precaution. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that it “did NOT close the gates” to the stadium and all scheduled vaccines would be delivered. California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that that stadium was “back up and running”.(BBC)…[+]