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Mob of anti-vaxxers storm Barclays Center in support of Kyrie Irving

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A mob of anti-vaxxers stormed Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Sunday as violence erupted at a rally to support Nets hoopster Kyrie Irving, who is refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Hundreds gathered outside the team’s home arena to support Irving, chanting “no vaccine mandate” and “stand with Kyrie” before a break-away group stormed the barricades, wild Twitter video shows.

The footage shows security personnel trying in vain to hold back the crowd but being quickly overwhelmed as a handful of protesters break through and make for the front doors.

There are no reports that they made it inside.

Irving, the team’s All-Star point guard, has been barred from practicing with the team or playing home games for defying the team’s requirement that all players be vaccinated against the global pandemic.

Protesters rally against Covid 19 Vaccine mandates outside Barclays Center before an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets.
Protesters rally against COVID-19 vaccine mandates outside Barclays Center before an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets.
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Protester's shouted "stand with Kyrie" as they protested the COVID-19 vaccine mandate to be allowed inside the stadium.
Protester’s shouted “stand with Kyrie” as they protested the COVID-19 vaccine mandate to be allowed inside the stadium.
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Protesters rallied in support for Nets star Kyrie Irving.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
Footage shows security personnel trying in vain to hold back the crowd but being quickly overwhelmed as a handful of protesters break through.
Footage shows security personnel trying in vain to hold back the crowd but being quickly overwhelmed as a handful of protesters break through.
Corey Sipkin for the NY Post
Hundreds gathered outside the Barclay Center arena to support Irving, chanting "no vaccine mandate" and "stand with Kyrie."
Hundreds gathered outside the Barclay Center arena to support Irving, chanting “no vaccine mandate” and “stand with Kyrie.”
AP Photo/John Minchillo
As of now, there are no reports that anyone made it inside.
As of now, there are no reports that anyone made it inside.
AP Photo/John Minchillo

Footage posted on Twitter shows hundreds of protesters descending on the Brooklyn arena earlier in the day.

“I have to stand up for me,” said one marcher, a city school teacher, told WPIX-TV. “I have to stand up for my son.”



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