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:
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.