Video of massive crowds outside a Staten Island bar that was shuttered over Covid restrictions went viral overnight, and prompted a blizzard of strong reactions on social media.
Spurred on by the arrest of Danny Presti — general manager of Mac’s Public House in Staten Island — for violating the state’s Covid-19 curfew at the behest of bar owner Keith McAlarney, throngs of protesters packed the streets around the bar Wednesday night.
Several videos of the disturbing scene of potential superspreading were posted to Twitter — some by participants.
THOUSANDS Of Patriots❤️ in #NewYork showed up in #StatenIsland to support bar owner arrested for opening during “commie” lockdown under @NYGovCuomo. RETWEET AND SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES🚨 pic.twitter.com/Ihur1bdQMZ
— 🌹🇺🇸 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐒 🇺🇸🌹 (@Luna_paris) December 3, 2020
— Gab/Parler = @HoneeDesigner (@HoneeDesigner) December 3, 2020
COVID going to eat. https://t.co/kLeDtPY0k1
— Wajahat “Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic” Ali (@WajahatAli) December 3, 2020
Yet, for some reason, the NYPD didn’t start pushing these people around with shields, batons, and bicycles.
I wonder why. 🤔 https://t.co/6uPtQxg8ad
— Charlie O’Donnell (@ceonyc) December 3, 2020
This was tonight outside a Staten Island bar that was shut down this week for violating tyrannical COVID rules set by dictatorial Democrats. This is just the start if Dems keep it up with the orders that they themselves all violate. The people will rise up!pic.twitter.com/lljHjG486L
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 3, 2020