Nine protesters pushing for the Empire State to reopen from its coronavirus lockdown were busted Saturday afternoon outside City Hall, for not obeying social distancing guidelines, sources told The Post.
The nine — none with masks covering their faces — were among about 20 who rallied at Park Row and Spruce Street, holding signs that read, “Not Afraid to Fight” and “Reopen NY” sources said.
The group were taken into custody at around 4 p.m., issued summonses and released, an NYPD spokesman said.
The arrests come as Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the state’s stay-at-home lockdown until at least June 7.
According to NYPD data, 374 summons “for violations of emergency procedures and acts liable to spread disease” were issued between March 16 and May 5.