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Unruly protest over Nets' not letting unvaccinated Kyrie Irving play
Oct 25, 2021 | CBS
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This article first appeared on CBS New York's website.

There was drama outside the site of the Brooklyn Nets home opener Sunday.

Protesters tried storming a Barclays Center entrance over the team's decision not to let star Kyrie Irving play because he won't get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Irving has said this isn't about being for or against vaccines, but "about being true to what feels good" for him.

Rally organizers said they were taking a stand against New York City's vaccine mandate.

Just before Sunday's 4 p.m. tipoff, barricades at Barclays Center entrances were removed.

A man dressed in red is seen on video summoning people to come in, and protesters using all their might try to break through a group of security guards who eventually get hold of them and close all the doors for a short time.

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