Todd Danny, who owns hair salons in Amherst and Orchard Park, held two signs as he stood on the sidewalk in front of Poloncarz’s house. One said, “Stop killing small businesses,” and the other said, “Imagine Erie County, not Cuomo,” and there was a picture of the governor’s head marked with a big red X.
“I had to cut 22 people yesterday,” Danny said.
Frank Kolbman was standing on the back of his pickup truck, adorned with an American flag and a New York flag. The flag of New York was inverted, he said, because the country was in trouble.
The man from the Netherlands, New York, said he was particularly upset by the locks in old people̵
“The treatment is worse than the disease,” he said.
Polonkarz did not appear during the protest. In the middle of it, he posted on Twitter some of the latest data from Covid-19.
“There has been an increase in all age groups except 0-19, with almost doubling or more in the older age categories. On November 20, 76% of all hospital beds were occupied / intensive care beds 43% occupied,” he said. he on Twitter.
There was no counter-protest, although several of Polonkarz’s neighbors expressed support. A woman stood on the side of the road with her thumb down. Another woman, waving a rainbow flag, shouted from the porch, “Black lives matter! Queer lives matter! Mandate masks!”