An estimated 35,000 protestors participated in the Defeat the Mandates rally in Washington DC on January 23rd. The event was sponsored by Children’s Health Defense (CHD), Vaccine Safety Research Foundation, Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, and World Council for Health.
Speakers included Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Del Bigtree, Drs. Robert Malone, Peter McCullough, Pierre Kory, and Steve Kirsch.
Fear of being labelled a terrorist, fear of violence and the cold weather undoubtedly kept many people away. RFK Jr. said any violence would be initiated by the government. The feds were reportedly hunting for extremists but the event was peaceful. Rally organizers informed their supporters they’d been told by the DC Mayor that only two porta pottys and two food trucks would be provided, which would certainly keep a lot of people away. Instead there was a long row of porta pottys and many food trucks were lined up in front of the Washington Monument. Aside from five police on horses and two snipers on top of the Lincoln Memorial and helicopters circling above the crowd, security on the ground was low key.
Red haired libertarian comedian PJ Sears hosted the event. The lineup of participating doctors in back of the podium in their white lab coats was a powerful sight. They represented 17,000 doctors, and one speaker noted they outnumbered the CDC and NIH. OAN and NTD News were on the scene reporting. There was a minute of silence to remember those killed or injured by the shots. Kevin Jenkins cited the crucifixion of Christ and said the shot mandates are the tyranny of our time.
Based on speaker references, appearance, conversations with participants, and audience reaction, the crowd was a cross section of libertarians, classical liberals, conservatives, and Republicans, with shouts of “Let’s Go Brandon!” sporadically ringing out. Fauci and Gates were booed. A few anti-Biden signs waved and some protestors who had voted for Biden who claimed he wouldn’t impose mandates, were there, saying they now felt betrayed. A small number wore Trump or Make America Great hats, held Trump 2024 signs, American flags, and Don’t Tread on Me banners. First responders displayed an American flag and protestors sang, chanted and drummed. Jeff Silverman walked from New York to DC to raise money for health care workers fired because of the shot mandates.
Signs seen: The Government is Waging War Against the People; Make Nuremberg Code Great Again; No Vaccine Coercion; Obey God Resist Tyrants Acts 5:29, We are the Control Group; Stop Karen (in the shape of a stop sign); Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered; Think while it is still legal; My body, my choice; Mandate Freedom; Love People, Defend their Freedom; I am not a lab rat; You owe nurses who were fired an apology; Ban children mandates now; When injustice becomes law, resistance is duty.
RFK Jr. denounced “the war on doctors of conscience whose lives are being destroyed because they are trying to do their jobs and protect our children.” He cited “the information chaos” – the manipulation of PCR tests, changing metrics on how death certificates are calculated, and the absence of information on fatality rates.” In the clinical trials which were cut short after six months, one out of 22,000 died of Covid, whereas two died in the placebo group which allowed et Pfizer to say the shot was 100% effective, a deceitful metric called relative risk.
“Medical freedom is linked to social and economic freedom,” said Dr. McCullough. “If we allow the circle of medical freedom to even be touched, let alone be broken, all the circles fracture. The writing is on the wall and the determination to preserve medical freedom is in your hands. It can’t be clearer. This moment cannot be more decision, so join me and these heroic doctors and nurses and others in helping bring America home.”
Dr. Pierre Kory spoke out powerfully against the censorship and propaganda. “We are Americans and we resist tyranny. We are going to win. The phrase ‘live free or die’ has never meant more to me than it does now. We must live free or we will die.”
Engineer Steve Kirsch, who has a popular column on Substack, said the masks, lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing, and shots were all unnecessary. He spoke out against giving children the shots: “I am here to save my kids. We will kill 100 kids for every kid we might save. There is one in 1,000 chance the shots will paralyze your child.” The data from the UK and Scotland clearly show you are twice as likely to get Covid if you take the shot, he said. “Doctors can’t speak the truth and if they do they will have their license revoked. This is silencing trusted professionals using intimidation tactics which is wrong.”