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Occupy Albany protesters return

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Occupy Albany is back, with about three dozen protesters chanting and carrying signs in a park next to the Capitol as state troopers look on. The troopers have taken water and a table from the demonstrators, saying they can’t camp in Lafayette Park. Occupy is staging protests today in major cities upstate to coincide with international May Day protests. The Albany group plans to march through the city. The group’s agenda supports organized labor and ...

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May 1, 2012
4:21 p.m.

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The article says the State Troopers took water from the protesters. Water. And, this is helpful, how?

Clearly the message of Occupy Albany is so threatening, the State Troopers need to take away their water.

May 1, 2012
6:32 p.m.

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You need a permit! Who do they think they are? At least once, obey the law!! Pitiful,I'm embarrassed to call myself an American!

May 1, 2012
7:50 p.m.

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The Constitution says people have the right to peaceably assemble & ask for redress of grievances - so the Constitution is their permit. Breaking up peaceable demonstrations is unconstitutional.