A group of protesters gathered outside Barclays Center waving flags and signs while chanting, “No vaccine mandate, stand with Kyrie” before the Brooklyn Nets lost their home opener to Charlotte Hornets 111-95 on Sunday.

Around 100 people stood in the plaza outside the arena and on the street blocking traffic on Flatbush Avenue, many showing their support for Nets point guard Kyrie Irving‘s decision not to get at least one vaccination shot to comply with New York City’s mandate in order to play home games.

At one point, a few of the protesters pushed barriers and got to the front entrance of Barclays before being held off by security. There was also plenty of police presence in front of Barclays.

NEW YORK — A group of protesters gathered outside Barclays Center waving flags and signs while chanting, “No vaccine mandate, stand with Kyrie” before the Brooklyn Nets lost their home opener to Charlotte Hornets 111-95 on Sunday.

Around 100 people stood in the plaza outside the arena and on the […]

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