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A group of protesters caused Barclays Center to temporarily stop admitting fans. They are protesting in support of Kyrie Irving.

A large group of protestors turned out in Brooklyn to support Kyrie Irving on Sunday. The Brooklyn Nets are set to play the Charlotte Hornets in their home opener. Barbara Barker of Newsday was reporting on the protest outside Barclays Center.

Irving is currently away from the Nets due to New York City’s vaccine mandates. Until Irving is vaccinated or New York City changes its mandate, the superstar guard cannot play.

According to a report, ticketed fans are being allowed in the stadium again. Police were on the scene to get the protest under control.

The game itself was not disrupted by the protest, but it made for an interesting scene outside prior to the game. Some of the videos show crowds pushing through barricades chanting “Let Kyrie play!”


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