Five people were arrested after a group of protesters stormed a Burger King in New York on Monday night to protest the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
The mask-less protesters were filmed screaming at employees for refusing to serve them at the fast food restaurant in downtown Brooklyn around 7:30 p.m.
Cops said they were called in after the group repeatedly refused to leave.
The Big Apple’s vaccine mandate requires people to show proof of vaccination in order to eat indoors.
Footage of the ordeal showed people shouting “Shame on you” at cops as a bunch of the protesters were handcuffed.
Others were filmed screaming that they weren’t criminals and had done nothing wrong.
The five people taken into custody were all charged with trespassing and remaining unlawfully inside the Burger King, according to cops.
They were issued desk appearance tickets.
Those arrested included Michael Mitchell, 36, Augusto Alarcon, 39, Ethan Boisvert, 41, Mitchell Bosch, 41, and Bradford Solomon, 44.
It comes after six people were arrested earlier this month for staging a sit-in inside a Cheesecake Factory in Queens.
In that incident, about 40 protesters stormed the restaurant and refused to show proof of vaccination.
Those six people were all charged with criminal trespass.
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