Anti-vaxxers accosted parents walking their masked children to school in Beverly Hills, shouting at them that putting masks on their children is ‘like child abuse’ and ‘rape’.
Dozens of angry anti-maskers were captured on video following parents an their young children while walking to school on National Walk And Bike To School Day.
‘He’s gonna be traumatized if you put that mask on him and you don’t let him breathe through it,’ a woman identified as Shiva Bagheri, founder of the Beverly Hills Freedom Rally, said to a mother holding her child’s hand while on her way to drop him off at school.
The mother shouted back: ‘That’s my choice. That’s my choice. You better respect my choice.’
Her son can be seen covering his ears as the confrontation got increasingly heated.
‘Masking children is child abuse,’ a male protester was heard yelling in a group of unmasked protesters crossed the street.
An anti-vax protester identified as Shiva Bagheri (left), founder of the Beverly Hills Freedom Rally, said to a mother: ‘He’s gonna be traumatized if you put that mask on him and you don’t let him breathe through it’
The footage then cut to the protesters gathered in a group outside of Hawthorne Elementary School in Beverly Hills holding placards that said: ‘Keep America free’ and ‘Forced vaccination is illegal’
Another voice can be heard in the distance agreeing, saying ‘it is’.
One woman was holding a sign that said: ‘Keep America free,’ while others read: ‘No mask, no vaccine’ and ‘forced vaccination is illegal.’
‘My body, my choice. No to vax,’ was written on another.
The shouting male protester added: ‘You mask your chid you’re a child abuser.’
The footage then cuts to the protesters gathered in a group outside of Hawthorne Elementary School in Beverly Hills. According to the Independent the school has a mask mandate, but not a vaccine mandate.
The protesters also confronted Beverly Hills mayor Robert Wunderlich, who invited three of them to meet with him away from the school.
‘How about if just three of you came to talk to me later today sometime when the kids are not here,’ Wunderlich said.
Bagheri interrupted the mayor, obviously angered, and said: ‘You don’t care about the kids.’
‘You were speaking. I asked you to give me a minute, okay?’ Wunderlich replied.
However, one parent walking with two young boys stopped and seemingly agreed with the protesters.
‘Look at all these stupid people there,’ he said, presumably pointing to parents.
‘They don’t get it. They don’t understand. They’ve been dumbed down. They’ve been dumbed down in America,’ Bagheri said in response.
‘I gotta thank you, it’s so stupid,’ the man can be heard saying to protesters as they walked by.
‘They don’t get it. They don’t understand. They’ve been dumbed down. They’ve been dumbed down in America,’ Bagheri (let) said as she protested outside of the elementary school
Samuel Braslow of the Beverly Hills Courier told CNN that many children were ‘visibly shaken’ but ‘didn’t really know what to make of what was happening’
On October 1 California Gov Gavin Newsom announced that all students will be required to get the Covid-19 vaccine once the FDA gives their age group full approval.
It’s the first state to mandate vaccination for in-person instruction.
‘You should choose what does on your child’s face and in your child’s body. This is rape. This is rape,’ Bagheri said.
‘They’re trying to rape our children with this poison. They’re going to rape their lives away,’ she added.
It’s unknown if any of the protesters were parents of children who attend the Los Angeles school.
Samuel Braslow of the Beverly Hills Courier told CNN that ‘most kids didn’t really know what to make of what was happening’.
‘One mother told me that her five-year-old child didn’t understand what was going on and was scared,’ he explained, adding that many other kids reacted the same way.
Braslow also noted that ‘some were visibly shaken’ and ‘on the verge of tears’.
In honor of National Walk And Bike To School Day he school had ‘fairly elaborate’ plans to give out prizes and snacks and host an outdoor fitness class, Braslow told CNN.
However, the activities reportedly either had to be moved inside or scrapped because of the anti-vax and -mask protest.
But this isn’t the first anti-vax protest in Los Angeles this week. Just yesterday morning protestors took to Hollywood Boulevard to question why no homeless people were ‘dead in the streets with Covid’.
A homeless man had a witty response to an anti-vax protest asking why homeless people were not dead with Covid in a viral video filmed on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Saturday
During the clip, a woman is heard over a microphone, saying: ‘Do you see all of these homeless people around. Are they dead in the street with Covid? Hell no. Why?’ In reply, a homeless man, named Ray, can be heard off-camera shouting back: ‘Because I’m vaccinated, you dumb f***’
Footage showed the anti-vaxxers storming the street at 11.22am carrying placards and one woman said over a microphone: ‘Do you see all of these homeless people around. Are they dead in the street with Covid? Hell no. Why?’
In reply, a witty homeless man named Ray can be heard off-camera shouting back: ‘Because I’m vaccinated, you dumb f***.’
The clip was posted on Twitter, where it has since been viewed more than three million times.
A Twitter user made an attempt to track Ray down, eventually posting a second clip of himself chatting to Ray, who confirmed in the video that he is from Denver, Colorado, and has been on the streets for seven years.
The person holding the camera can be heard asking if Ray was the one who spoke back to the anti-vaxxers and he says yes.
A Twitter account tracked down the homeless man, Ray (pictured), who made the comment