ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Protestors packed Washington Avenue in Albany Wednesday afternoon to demand that Governor Cuomo lift the state’s lock down and restart the economy.
“I just have a question for Governor Cuomo. Since we have been living without salaries, is he willing to give up his salary for two months to help the people?” said Jeanne Colangelo of Westchester.
Protestors calling him “King Cuomo” are demanding the Governor reopen New York State, arguing that the stay at home order is violating their rights.
“Cuomo is holding us hostage,” one man said.
A woman added, “It’s sad, it’s pathetic, and it’s unconstitutional.”
Many say the financial impacts of the lockdown have been more devastating to the state than the virus, and that we can’t wait any longer to restart the economy.
“We can’t let the solution to the problem be worse than the problem itself,” said a protestor.
People from around the Capital Region and across the state traveled to Albany for the rally.
They say they’ve been living a life of gridlock for months now, and that it’s time to take their freedom back.
CBS6 spoke with some from Schenectady, East Greenbush, Newburgh, Westchester and Long Island.
And with classrooms closed, high school and college students came to share their thoughts.
“It’s not fair. It’s my senior year. I want to go back to school. Missing prom, it’s just a one time thing and it’s just ruined,” said Alexandra Nicholson of Long Island.