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USA: 'That’s not right in a free society' - Anti-vaxxers rally in NY after tennis star Djokovic banned from entering US02:49

USA: 'That’s not right in a free society' - Anti-vaxxers rally in NY after tennis star Djokovic banned from entering US

United States, Ney York
August 30, 2022 at 06:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-vaccination activists held a rally in New York on Monday after Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic was banned from entering the country to compete in the US Open.

Djokovic has refused to get the COVID-19 jab, while the country still requires all non-US citizens to be fully vaccinated.

"I think that's not right in a free society, especially when this thing comes with risks, and it's not that efficacious, right? We see (Chief Medical Advisor) Tony Fauci get COVID even though he's boosted, we've seen the President of the United States get COVID" said one of the protesters, Kozis Wellness.

Demonstrators can be seen chanting and holding banners and placards reading: 'The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential, Nuremberg Code, August 1947', as well as 'A travel ban for unvaxxed foreigners is discrimination' and 'Novak’s body, Novak's choice!'

Although Djokovic has said he’s not against vaccines but in favour of the freedom to choose, his stance saw him deported from Australia in January ahead of that country's Grand Slam tournament. He was allowed to enter France and the UK, reaching the quarter final of Roland Garros in May and winning Wimbledon in July.

USA: 'That’s not right in a free society' - Anti-vaxxers rally in NY after tennis star Djokovic banned from entering US02:49
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Anti-vaccination activists held a rally in New York on Monday after Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic was banned from entering the country to compete in the US Open.

Djokovic has refused to get the COVID-19 jab, while the country still requires all non-US citizens to be fully vaccinated.

"I think that's not right in a free society, especially when this thing comes with risks, and it's not that efficacious, right? We see (Chief Medical Advisor) Tony Fauci get COVID even though he's boosted, we've seen the President of the United States get COVID" said one of the protesters, Kozis Wellness.

Demonstrators can be seen chanting and holding banners and placards reading: 'The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential, Nuremberg Code, August 1947', as well as 'A travel ban for unvaxxed foreigners is discrimination' and 'Novak’s body, Novak's choice!'

Although Djokovic has said he’s not against vaccines but in favour of the freedom to choose, his stance saw him deported from Australia in January ahead of that country's Grand Slam tournament. He was allowed to enter France and the UK, reaching the quarter final of Roland Garros in May and winning Wimbledon in July.