Occupy Albany protesters enter capitol building

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 01:20 PM

Protesters in the state capital have moved into the capitol building as part of a planned protest in support of a continuation of a tax on higher-income earners. Governor Andrew Cuomo opposes the tax.

Thanks to Karen DeWitt, New York Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief, for the video:

Karen reports:

Around 75 protesters from the Occupy Albany encampment entered the Capitol through the metal detectors, and climbed the stairs to the second floor, where they gathered in a reception area outside Governor Cuomo's office, chanting, "We are the 99 percent, he is governor 1 percent."

Several spoke, and expressed concerns ranging from student debt, to boarded up homes in their neighborhoods, to their own unemployment.

Security was beefed up outside the governor's office, with around a dozen extra uniformed and plain clothed state police.

Governor Cuomo is in New York City.


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