Proud Boys join protest at defiant Staten Island bar closed over COVID-19 violations

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Hundreds of people on Wednesday night — including members of the right-wing group Proud Boys — protested the closure of a Staten Island bar that ignored COVID-19 restrictions.

“Proud Boys in the house,” a handful of people chanted outside Mac’s Public House — the defiant pub that was shut down by authorities Tuesday night after operating without a license and in violation of health orders.

One speaker led the crowd through the Proud Boy credo — “I am a proud Western Chauvinist” — before segueing into Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”

The entrance of the pub was blocked on Wednesday night by dozens of city sheriffs — who were verbally targeted by some of the protesters.

“Where is your backbone? Where is your morality?” one protester shouted at the deputies through a speakerphone.

The city Sheriff’s Department executed the order the night before that also led to the arrest of the pub’s 34-year-old co-owner, Daniel Presti.

Presti was charged with obstructing governmental administration and multiple violations of city and state laws, authorities have said.

The business — which called itself an “autonomous zone” — had continued allowing indoor customers, despite being within a state-designated coronavirus “Orange Zone” that only allows outdoor dining or takeout.

Mac’s Public House also received complaints for operating past the 10 p.m. curfew imposed by Gov. Cuomo’s executive order.

The state yanked the bar’s license to sell booze last week.

Plainclothes deputies went inside the establishment at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday and ordered food in exchange for a mandatory $40 “donation,” authorities said.

Uniformed deputies went in an hour later and found 14 people inside the pub, the majority eating and consuming alcoholic beverages.

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