On Monday, BLM of Greater New York showed up at Carmine’s restaurant where a skirmish had erupted involving a group of women from Houston and a hostess at the restaurant over the vaccine passport.
BLM of Greater New York leader Chivona Newsome said that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine passport mandate is targeting the black community.
Newsome told the crowd:
“Seventy-two percent of black people in this city from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated . So what is going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, from rounding up black people, from snatching them off the train, off the bus?”
She warned that the city could see more riots over these mandates, saying, “we’re putting this city on notice that your mandate will not be another racist social distance practice. Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising. And that is not a threat. That is a promise. The vaccination passport is not a free passport to racism.”
Kimberly Bernard, co-founder of the Black Women’s March added, “we are serving notice on the mayor, on the governor, on the restaurant industry that we will not allow for you to use this pandemic, vaccination cards, and masks as another reason to be racist, to put us in prison — because there’s enough of us in there.”