Protest held outside Cherry Point against vaccine mandates

Cherry Point vaccine mandate protest
Cherry Point vaccine mandate protest(Cherry Point)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 7:51 AM EDT
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CHERRY POINT, N.C. (WITN) - A protest against vaccine mandates is happening outside of the main gate at Cherry Point.

Federal workers who say they should have a choice on whether or not they get vaccinated gathered Wednesday morning as early as 6:30 a.m. WITN’s Stacia Strong says there were about a handful of workers at the protest.

The workers signed a petition and sent it to Congressman Greg Murphy. The petition says the mandate “severely jeopardized” military members’ right to personal autonomy, bodily integrity, and the right to refuse medical treatment. It goes on to say, “this is an unprecedented government overreach that cannot be tolerated” and that it adds to an already high-stress workforce.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon issued a vaccine mandate for military members. Hundreds of thousands of military members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated as the deadlines approach.

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