“We are a community. We take back Staten Island tonight. We take all the states back. This is how we take our country back.” – Danny Presti, Co-Owner of Mac’s Public House.
The owner of Mac’s Public House in Staten Island, New York, was arrested yesterday for ignoring the coronavirus lockdown of his bar. The bar had been fined thousands because Presti continued serving customers and refused to shut down. A sting operation involving plainclothes police officers who ordered food inside Mac’s ended up with tickets issued for Governor Cuomo’s lockdown violations.
Mac’s owner Presti was arrested and taken away in handcuffs yesterday (see our previous report and video below).
The New York Post reports that earlier tonight, about 60 supporters of the Staten Island bar protested in front, holding signs and singing “God Bless America.”
HUNDREDS of patriots have turned out to support the Staten Island bar owner who was arrested for opening under Governor Cuomo’s lockdown!
New Yorkers are fighting to take our freedoms back!!! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Bz2k96pYnq
— Andrea Catsimatidis (@AJ_Cats_) December 2, 2020
A great video from the protest – * language alert *
The Staten Island Advance reports that a woman who has been out of work since March said, “To me, this is a revolution”…“Cuomo and his legislators are collecting our paychecks, and they are putting us out of work.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Our previous report on Danny Presti’s arrest:
Last week, we reported about an NYC bar owner who used a leftist tactic when he defined his bar as being located in an “autonomous zone” to protect him from COVID lockdown rules.
The NY Post reports that the Staten Island pub located in a coronavirus hot spot is stealing a page from Seattle’s anarchist cookbook, declaring itself an “autonomous zone,” free from the public-safety restrictions its owners say they will refuse to abide by.
“!ATTENTION! We hereby declare this establishment an !!! AUTONOMOUS ZONE!!!” read signs outside and around Mac’s Public House in Grant City, invoking a phrase more commonly associated with the monthlong occupation of Capitol Hill in the Emerald City by anti-cop radicals. “We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State.”
Today, the communist government of New York took action against the Staten Island bar owner.
Liquid Lunch host John Tobacco and the attorney for the Staten Island bar owner joined Greg Kelly of Newsmax to discuss the situation. “They’re making up charges. It’s like the Mafia. Governor Cuomo is the Gestapo!” Tobacco told the Newsmax host.
“They charged him with criminal trespass,” adding that he’s going to spend the night in jail for ‘trespassing’ in his own establishment where he is the owner and general manager!” the bar owner’s attorney said.
“Greg, it’s a government takeover. We just saw the government come in, raid a business, lock it down and take it over and lock it down for doing absolutely nothing.”
Newsmax host Greg Kelly asked the attorney and the Liquid Lunch host to show him the front of the bar that’s been essentially seized by the government. The images of NYP officers standing at attention outside of the privately-owned business are chilling.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 2, 2020