NYC mother and her child tossed restaurant out of officer over COVID vaccine card

A video posted on social media shows a mother and her child being thrown out of a Queens Applebee’s by a contingent of NYPD officers.

NYPD’s Strategic Response Group officers can be seen around the table during a protest in Queens Center Mall on December 15.

“Unless you have a vaccination card, leave the restaurant,” an officer could be heard saying in the video.

The child looks upset and covers his face while the officers try to neutralize the situation.

Others in the restaurant crochet the NYPD officers as they ask the group to leave.

“To scare a child. To traumatize a child. Hope you are fine with yourself NYPD,” shouts a protester.

An officer then addresses the entire group of protesters.

“If you travel voluntarily, you will not be charged against you. Otherwise, you will be arrested for violation. This will be your only warning,” he says in the video.

A mother and her child were forced to leave a restaurant when officers from the NYPD's Strategic Response Group can be seen around the table during a protest in the Queens Center Mall.
A mother and her child were forced to leave a restaurant when officers from the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group can be seen around the table during a protest in the Queens Center Mall.
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The Sunnyside Post reported that a group of protesters were sitting in Applebee’s around noon. 21. They refused to leave after being denied service for not providing vaccination cards.

The NYPD told Newsweek that they were responding to a call from the restaurant about the disturbance.

“Upon arrival, officers were informed by the manager that persons were entering, refused to prove vaccination status in accordance with the NYS mandate, and requested that the persons be removed from the scene,” the NYPD said.

The boy appears to be visibly upset and covers his face while officers try to neutralize the situation while surrounding both the child and the mother.
The boy appears to be visibly upset and covers his face while officers try to neutralize the situation while surrounding both the child and the mother.
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Four people were arrested during the incident and were charged with criminal intrusion, police said.

The mother and child were not charged.

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