August 22 2020 – MANHATTAN, New York: Roughly 300 people gathered for a rally at Park Row to criticize local politicians and protesters over Black Lives Matter protests, riots, crime rates, closed businesses and calls to defund the police.
The rally was called “Don’t Give Up the Ship” and was organized by Scott Lobaido, a conservative artist. “He says Ef You to the working men, ef you to the business men, Ef You, Every day he says that. Today we say Ef Me? No no no no, Ef You!” he said during the speech about Mayor de Blasio. Other conservative voices spoke including radio personality Frank Moreno, SBA Vice President, Vincent Valleiong, and Nicole Malliotakis.
“No to socialism, say No to communism, this is America, the greatest country in the world and we are going to fight for her.” said Nicole Malliotakis
“There is something wrong when indoor dining is not ok, but massive protests bashing the police are ok” said Frank Moreno.
When the event was nearing an end, a fight broke out between attendees of the rally and a few counter protesters.