#EndTheShutdown Protest in Albany, New York

April 22, 2020 – ALBANY, New York: Protesters descended upon the New York State Capitol Building this afternoon to rally against the government lockdowns imposed by the governor. Some protesters marched on foot and were turned away from the Capitol by State Troopers toward the street.

Some protesters created gridlock with their cars, honking horns, holding signs, and many wearing and flying pro-trump hats and flags. Police attempting to give a parking citation were screamed at and harassed. At one point, someone threw a can from a window onto a woman’s car. Two counter-protesters were spotted, one singing Happy Earth Day. People associating with QAnon and some gun rights activists were seen.

Photo by Karla Ann Kote (FNTV freedomnews.tv)

When asked for interviews, some protesters would not do so until this reporter removed her mask, which she would not do. Parents brought children, very few people wearing masks, and most people appeared to be following any social distancing guidelines.

Video by Oliya Scootercaster (FNTV)

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