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Young libertarians protest vaccine mandates on campus

September 9, 2021


When Virginia Tech announced in June that it would require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Ben Walls, a junior multimedia journalism student, was upset. As co-president of the Virginia Tech Young Americans for Liberty, a youth libertarian organization with chapters across U.S. campuses, he started circulating a petition on campus to oppose the mandate.

“We were a little angry that Virginia Tech was going to tell us what’s best for us and our health care,” Walls said. “These vaccines are a personal and private decision that shouldn’t be mandated by the school administration.”

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