Anti-vaxxers are back in West Hollywood, this time outside The Abbey Food and Bar to protest the the Bar’s new policy requesting proof of a COVID-19 vaccination card or proof a negative COVID test before they can enter their facility.
“To protect our staff, customers, community, and country, we are requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within the last 48 hours for entry,” reads a post on the Abbey Food & Bar’s Facebook and Instagram pages. “Since the pandemic began, our staff has been repeatedly screamed at, spit on, slapped and punched by angry customers for enforcing safety protocols. If you have a problem with our policy, please just go somewhere else, like to the nearest vaccination site. #ɢᴇᴛᴠᴀᴄᴄɪɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ.”
“ATTN Awesome Patriots! Rally to oppose the use of quackcine / proof of entry” reads a post circulation secretly via instant messenger accounts.
The call to action scheduled tonight’s protest for 7 p.m. to stand on the southwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard to face Santa Monica Boulevard traffic.
There are some of the same anit-vaxxers that terrorized the Harlowe restaurant last week protesting the same policy. The anti-vaccination protest was at the doorsteps of Harlowe for five nights. There were several incidents that escalated to violence. Protestors cry out for their freedom of choice to get vaccinated but are outraged over a restaurant’s freedom to choose a safety policy requiring proof of vaccination to enter their premise.
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test is now being enforced at the following businesses in an effort to protect staff, customers, and the community:
The Abbey Food & Bar
Bliss Blessing Wellness Spa
The Chapel at The Abbey
The Comedy Store
The Formosa Cafe
Matthew Miller Skincare
Sparadise Massage & Wellness Center
“As you may already be aware, a group of anti-vaccination protesters has been gathering in front of businesses in an effort to hurt West Hollywood, reads a statement from the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “We strongly encourage you to continue supporting our businesses, especially during these difficult time.”