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Over 1000 Motorcycles rally in Albany in protest
ALBANY -- They're making their voices heard...and certainly their engines.
"It's going to turn some heads, it'll make a lot of noise. and i think it might wake people up," organizer Tom Cavanagh tells us.
Thousands of motorcycles gathered in Albany Saturday, riding to rally at the Capitol. They say they are doing it for their freedoms here in New York State.
"The constitution is not being followed, if it was we wouldn't be here right now, so that's the problem. our taxes are too high, they're taking away our rights to defend ourselves, they're taking away our land rights," Cavanugh says.
Many of these riders like Robert Porter are veterans who say they want the right to bear arms.
"Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that limits the ability of americans to own firearms," he says.
"I hope that the governor sees that he isn't speaking for the people that he's going against the people by passing this legislation and he revokes the legislation," Porter adds.
Speakers say it's more important now than ever to exercise first amendment rights, and a group of over 1000 loud bikes is the perfect way to capture the attention of politicians in Albany.
"I'm proud that these patriots have come out and to ask for our representatives to look and listen to recognize that we are not being supported by them, that our representation has been very lacking over the years, and has put us in a situation where we have to come out an assemble to try to get attention," says Deborah Busch, a speaker at the rally, and representative of the 39th district.
Going forward organizers say their fight won't end with this ride. They plan to not only make this an annual event, but to host even more rallys through the end of the year, until their voices are heard.