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Saturday anti-vaccine protests briefly shut down COVID-19 vaccination site at LA's Dodger Stadium

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 07:39:53-05

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times reports that one of the largest vaccination sites in the nation temporarily shut down Saturday because dozen of protesters blocked the entrance, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours.

Officials say the Los Angeles Fire Department shut the entrance to the vaccination center at Dodger Stadium about 2 p.m. as a precaution.

The protesters had members of anti-vaccine and far-right groups. Some of them carried signs decrying the COVID-19 vaccine and shouting for people not to get the shots.

There were no incidents of violence, and NBC News reports that no one was arrested. Upon reopening, all those who were still in line were still given the opportunity to receive a dose of the vaccine.