Buffalo, New York (WIVB) – after Organize a protest in his gym with other business owners over the new COVID restrictionsAthletes Unleashed owner Robby Dinero was fined $ 15,000.
Erie County Superintendent Stephan Mikaglio wants to help him push it. Mychajliw file started GoFundMe For DiNero.
In a statement sent to News 4, Mychajliw called on the county executive, saying he cares more about locking down the economy than protecting the health of the community.
Punishing a small business owner who has served our country is despicable. People are tired. The resistance has begun against power-hungry politicians who destroy companies with the arbitrary rules of COVID they take as they go along. Enough is enough, Mikaglio
On Saturday, Dinero and protesters forced Erie County police officers and an employee of the Erie County Health Department to abandon his property. When they tried to break up the big gathering at his Orchard Park gym.
News 4 spoke to Dinero after the incident and said he does not agree with the way the country is handling the lockdown and feels gyms are being unfairly targeted.
“No standard. No reason or rhyme. Personally I’m very happy that martial arts studios are going open. Gymnastics studios are going to be open, dance studios, I think that’s cool. I’m glad Walmart is going to be open because Walmart is hiring so many people,” Target Etc. How do they differ from this gym? “
Kelly Al Khatib is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work Here.