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Thousands rally in D.C. to oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandates, demand 'freedom'

Added 01-24-22 10:29:02am EST - “Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. for a "Defeat the Mandates" rally and to "fight for freedom."” - Foxnews.com

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands gathered in the nation's capital to protest against vaccine mandates nationwide, with attendees saying they were standing up for "freedom."

"I'm here to be a part of this movement, to fight for freedom and for the right to decide what's right for your body," one "Defeat the Mandates" rally goer told Fox News.

Numerous cities, including Washington, D.C., as well as private entities have enacted COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Vaccines offer superior protection against the virus, according to health experts who have also said that mandates are an effective tool to promote widespread vaccination. 

"I'm from … a socialist country, so I value the freedom that they have here," A Vietnamese native told Fox News. He said he attended the rally to "stand up for my right" and "fight for what I believe."

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