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Pamphlets in Staten Island called for a protest against the COVID-19 lockdown saying that no masks were needed, children could be brought along, even sick non-essential workers could come, and that it was their right to do so.

An article by Staten Island Advance proves that some flyers promoted protest against the COVID-19 lockdown in Tottenville, Staten Island.

An article by Staten Island Advance proves that some flyers promoted protest against the COVID-19 lockdown in Tottenville, Staten Island.The Staten Island Advance article reported that the flyers promoting to end the lockdown rally were spotted at the CVS pharmacy on Page Avenue, corner of Main Street and Amboy Road. "No mask needed. Bring your children. Non-essential workers. If you’re sick still come, it’s your right!” stated the promotional material and that the rally would take place at the Conference House lawn in Tottenville on 19 April 2020.

The Raw Story article, citing the Staten Island Advance, stated that no one showed up to the rally except for officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD).

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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