Protestors descend on State Capitol demanding Governor to reopen NYS


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)–Protesters gathered at the New York State Capitol on Friday morning. They were greeted by New York State Police (NYSP) and Albany Police as they closed off roads around the Capitol and secured the building.

Police close off Washington Ave. at Hawk St. in front of the New York State Capitol on Friday.

Protesters came from across the state, some like Rita Palma and her friends left Long Island at 6:30 a.m. to express their concerns about wanting the state open up again, making sure to do it safely.

Protester left early Friday morning to come to the Capitol.

The protesters moved to the State St. side of the Capitol right outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to make sure their voices were heard. Many called for kids to go back to parks, for business to reopen, and to say “New York opens today.”

Protesters demand that Gov. Cuomo open New York State saying the Governor has no power over them.
U.S. Army veteran wants the Governor to open up the state.

Protesters eventually marched down State St. to East Capitol Park, where they gathered and expressed their feeling about the Governor and how he has handled the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

The Protest lasted until 1 p.m. and ended with the singing of the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.

Pouring rain didn’t keep hundreds away from the Capitol.
Many claim the Governor is behaving like a dictator and not the elected official that he is.

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