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Anti-vaccine protesters temporarily shut LA inoculation site

Drivers with a vaccine appointment enter a mega COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking...
Drivers with a vaccine appointment enter a mega COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. One of the largest vaccination sites in the country was temporarily shut down Saturday because dozen of protesters blocked the entrance, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Los Angeles Fire Department shut the entrance to the vaccination center at Dodger Stadium about 2 p.m. as a precaution, officials told the newspaper. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)(Damian Dovarganes | AP)
Published: Jan. 31, 2021 at 11:03 AM PST
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials decried anti-vaccination protesters who forced the temporary shutdown of the inoculation center at Dodger Stadium.

The Los Angeles Fire Department shut the entrance to the stadium as a precaution at about 2 p.m. Saturday after it was blocked by a few dozen demonstrators.

Hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line were stalled for about an hour.

The LA Times says the protest included members of anti-vaccine and far-right groups.

The vaccination center, one of the nation’s largest, reopened shortly before 3 p.m. The mayor’s office says despite the 55-minute interruption, no appointments were canceled. No arrests were made.

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