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State police arrest 48 protesters at Lafayette Park

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State police arrested 48 people late Saturday night for refusing to leave Lafayette Park. The suspects, who are part of the Occupy Albany movement that has spent the last month protesting over economic injustice, failed to comply with the 11 p.m. curfew to leave the state-owned park. Authorities said the demonstrators were warned repeatedly Saturday night that they would face arrest if they didn’t leave. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to have anyone arrested who ...


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bobsemp
November 21, 2011
8:11 a.m.

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It's past time for Soares to do his job or step down. Selective prosecution for political benefit stinks. This is not a 1st Amendment issue, as there are plenty of ways for people to express themselves without breaking the law. David, do your job or go home!

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