Video shows purported confrontation between business owners, Erie County authorities

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — A video making its approach round social media purportedly reveals a confrontation between enterprise house owners and Erie County authorities Friday evening.

In accordance with a weblog publish and video posted by Tim Walton, the Erie County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Erie County Division of Well being arrived at Athletes Unleashed in Orchard Park Friday evening in an try to interrupt up a gathering. Walton mentioned enterprise house owners had been gathered to debate find out how to survive the elevated New York State restrictions.

Earlier this week New York State designated a portion of Erie County an Orange Zone and the remainder of the county a Yellow Zone in an try to manage the latest unfold of COVID-19. With the designation of the Orange and Yellow Zones come restrictions on companies and social actions.

The video reveals a purported confrontation between Erie County authorities and the enterprise house owners chanting “get out.”

The Erie County Sheriff’s Workplace couldn’t be reached for touch upon the matter.

A spokesperson from the Erie County Division of Well being mentioned “we’re gathering data and can have extra to share in our press convention on Monday.”

A spokesperson for Erie County Government Mark Poloncarz mentioned “we’re nonetheless gathering details about this unlucky occasion, because the County Government defined on the radio with Peter Hunt this morning.”

Poloncarz additionally took to Twitter Saturday to launch a press release on a protest deliberate for Sunday morning outdoors of his dwelling and in his neighborhood.

In a tweet, Poloncarz mentioned he’s conscious of the deliberate protest and posted about it to make his neighbors conscious. He additionally mentioned Buffalo police and different legislation enforcement are conscious.

“I’m conscious of a loud protest deliberate for tomorrow (11/22) at 9:30 am to focus on my home and my rapid neighborhood. I’m posting this now so my neighbors are conscious.

Please learn my assertion on this and their despicable reference to ‘internment camps’ and ‘gown up as slaves.'”

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