Seattle police and firefighters who are out of jobs for refusing to comply with Washington's vaccine mandate were seen feeding the homeless in video a spreading on social media.
"Seattle firefighters and Seattle police officers that were fired for not complying with the vaccine mandate are out feeding the homeless," the Post Millennial tweeted Tuesday, accompanied by video footage of the scene.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate for most state workers took effect Monday at 11:59 p.m. Those who did not show proof of vaccination were subsequently out of jobs.
As of Monday morning, 91% of Seattle Police Department employees and 90% of sworn personnel had been vaccinated. While 7% of department employees and 8% of sworn employees had filed for exemptions, according to data from the mayor’s office.