New Yorkers are starting to become very upset with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as he continues to enforce the mandatory lockdowns throughout the state.

On Saturday, hundreds of New Yorkers, many of whom are small business owners, protested against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “non-essential” business shut down.

“Stand up to them! Do not lay down for them!” said Steve Margarella, a small business owner in Staten Island.

“Who is going to stand with me, who is going to swing their doors open on Monday and say, ‘I’m going in? You want me? Come and get me. I’m feeding my men, I’m feeding my family. I’m paying my bills and I’m not gonna’ let you stop me.’”

He continued by slamming de Blasio, saying that he “has had his boots on our throats” for four years. Check out what the New York Post reported:

The parking lot of Showplace Entertainment Center in Staten Island filled up with cars and motorcycles, many bearing American flags while tunes from Motley Crue and Billy Idol blared over the loudspeaker before the noon kick-off.

“We want it all opened up so we can work,” said a sign company owner who didn’t want to give his name. “80,000 died so far. If we put down another 80,000 in the six months it would take to create a vaccine, at least we would have our country. [The 80,000 people] will go down as American heroes.”

Cuomo has been the media’s poster boy since the start of the coronavirus for how he has responded to the virus. This is quite confusing considering the state of New York has had the most deaths and cases per capita of any state throughout the United States. People are beginning to take notice of this and he is starting to face backlash.

Check out what the Daily Wire reported:

New York state has the most coronavirus cases in the United States. There have been 27,169 COVID-19 deaths in the state, the fourth most populous in the U.S. with more than 19 million people. But California, the most populous state at nearly 40 million residents, has had just 2,789 deaths. Texas, second-most populous at about 29 million, has had only 1,121 deaths. And Florida, No. 3 on the list at 21 million and home to many elderly residents, comes in between the two, at 1,779 COVID-19 deaths.

New York state has seen more nursing home deaths from the coronavirus than any other state after Cuomo enacted a state directive that required nursing homes to take in any and all coronavirus patients. The virus then swept through the most vulnerable population.

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