Protests here in the United States have begun amid the rising threat of medical tyranny posed by the Biden administration which wants every single American vaccinated, regardless of religious or medical hesitations.

Instead of sitting idle while the government assumes complete control over their lives, New Yorkers are fighting back.

New York’s government has been one of the worst aggressors of medical authoritarianism throughout the pandemic, boasting some of the strictest lockdowns and restrictions, and now vaccine mandates.

After New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio began enacting measures to enforce the first mandatory city-wide vaccine passport system, hundreds of Big Apple residents began to push back this month.

Predictably, the mainstream media has largely ignored the protests which have now grown to thousands of New Yorkers. But NYC-based photographer Leeroy Johnson is one of the few people to capture the growing demonstrations against the vaccine passport and mandate requirements.

Johnson posted a video to Twitter showing an ethnically diverse crowd of thousands of New Yorkers walking through Times Square holding “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, American flags, and signs with anti-vaccine mandate and anti-face mask slogans.

While the media has written off the “unvaccinated” as nothing more than a bunch of “white Trump-supporters,” the video Johnson captured shows that, in reality, NYC’s anti-vaccine mandate crowd is far from that false portrayal. White, black, and brown people alike marched in solidarity against the state’s tyranny.

These protests are a continuation of demonstrations that begun earlier this month that were organized by Teachers for Choice. The teacher group describes itself as “an organization comprised of teachers and parents that are 100% against forced medical mandates for any American to keep their job, especially educators.”

Although protests have taken place around the world, especially in France and Australia where similar vaccine mandates have been put into place, the NYC demonstrations are the first to take place in the United States.

If this can happen in a liberal stronghold like New York, it can happen anywhere—and it already has according to a video showing Hawaiians protesting in the streets as well.

Hopefully, these protests will inspire even more to take place across the United States as the Biden administration prepares to implement its nationwide vaccine mandate it announced earlier this month.