Southwest Airlines employees protest vaccine mandate: 'We are the love airline'

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Over 100 people gathered outside the Dallas headquarters of Southwest Airlines on Monday to protest the airline's vaccine mandate, according to footage of the protest.

Demonstrators consisted of both current and former Southwest employees and others who believe in "medical freedom," according to a report.

The event began around 8:30 a.m., the report said.

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The "Southwest cohearts," as they referred to themselves in a social media protest invitation, carried signs and bore flags to support their message, the report said.

"[We're] telling our CEO to stand up for Texas, stand up for our freedom of choice," it read.

Messages on the signs included "Terminate the Mandate," "No Jabs for Jobs," and"Freedom not Force," NBC5 reported.

"I think it's fairly well known our CEO is trying to mandate for all the employees, and this just all the employee groups represented here today," a protester who identified as a pilot said in a video posted to Twitter.


The protest garnered a great deal of support, he said.

"No vaccines should be required. No medical tyranny should be allowed at Southwest Airlines," he said. "We are the love airline, the airline of freedom."

Monday's protest comes in response to Southwest's announcement its workers must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 or risk losing their jobs, the report said.

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The airline is allowing employees to seek religious or medical exemptions, according to comments from Southwest.

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