Two California Highway Patrol officers and three others were injured after a car hit another car on the Golden Gate Bridge near an anti-vaccine protest Thursday evening, officials said.
According to CHP, two officers and three Golden Gate Bridge personnel were injured when one vehicle rear-ended another. One northbound lane of the Golden Gate Bridge was blocked as a result.
CHP said the officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Golden Gate Bridge officials said the three bridge workers suffered minor injuries with one of them being transported to a hospital for treatment.
The Southern Marin Fire District tweeted that their crews were on scene to transport the victims to a hospital.
Earlier Thursday, hundreds of people, who oppose vaccine mandates gathered for a protest near the Golden Gate Bridge.
According to organizers, the protest is called “No vax mandates rally and march.”
Aerials from NBC Bay Area’s SkyRanger showed hundreds of people protesting in the San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge while CHP officers were tryin got prevent them from going on the bridge.
Golden Gate Bridge officials said that the east sidewalk is closed for pedestrians for safety, while the west sidewalk remains open for cyclists.
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Source: NBC Bay Area