Protestors packed Washington Avenue in Albany Wednesday afternoon to demand that Governor Cuomo lift the state’s lock down and restart the economy.
The rally was organized by the group “ReOpen New York State.”
They say they’ve been living a life of gridlock for months now, and that it’s time to take their freedom back.
Many argued that the shutdown has been extremely devastating to the economy and has destroyed the financial stability for families and businesses.
People from across the state attended the event, including from the Capital Region, Westchester, and Long Island.
High school and college seniors said they want to go back to school, business owners said they want to reopen or they won’t recover, and parents said they want their children back in their classrooms.