JAMESTOWN – A rally protesting government restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to take place in Jamestown next week.
Last week, the New York State on PAUSE order was extended by Gov. Andrew Cuomo until May 15.
The executive order requires all non-essential businesses statewide to close, bans non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason and requires New Yorkers to limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people, among other things.
Jamestown’s protest will take place at 3 p.m. at Dow Park, 601 Cherry St., across from the James Prendergast Library.
Protestors are asked to stand at least six feet apart, wear red, white and/or blue, and bring flags, “their voices” and signs.
Demonstrations are also taking place at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and New York City.