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Occupy Albany back in Academy Park


ALBANY, NY - Occupy Albany returned to Academy Park for the first time on a large scale Saturday, holding a rally as they continue to fight for economic justice. More than a hundred protesters assembled at the city owned property and then marched down Washington Avenue, the group was joined by MoveOn.org.

Back on December 22, the city evicted Occupy Albany's encampment from that park, after receiving a temporary restraining order. Protesters clashed with police, leading one mounted officer to use pepper spray on the crowd. Police Chief Steven Krokoff has defended that officer's actions, saying he had no choice. Protesters deny that and said excessive force was used.
Occupiers said the focus of the Saturday event was to show unity and determination as they continue their work.


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