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59 arrested in an act of civil disobedience at Capitol


ALBANY, N.Y. – Hundreds of protestors stationed themselves in front of the governor's office Thursday over a deep concern over the state budget.

The protestors represented dozens of different progressive groups from across New York forming a progressive coalition expressing concern that the governor's budget benefits the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

The protestors lined the stairway and blocked the entrance to the office. They called for more education money, passing the Dream Act and the Women's Equality Agenda, and reducing income inequality.

State Police moved in and arrested dozens of the protestors when they sat directly in front of the doors. A total of 59 protestors were arrested. The surrounding protestors cheered as they were escorted down the hallway, outside and loaded into waiting vans.

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