Blue Lives Matter protest held in Saratoga Springs; Black Lives Matter protesters gather at Congress Park

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Blue Lives Matter protest was held in Saratoga Springs on Thursday. Three people were arrested after police say, participants involved in a Black Live Matter protest blocked the roadway after police say they asked them multiple times to stay out of the roadways.

Among those in attendance were Sen. Jim Tedisco and Assemblymember Mary Beth Walsh. The protestors made their way up Lake Avenue and then walked down Broadway.

A counter Black Lives Matter protest was also held at the same time in front of Saratoga Springs City Hall. The group later made their way down Broadway and then to Congress Park.

Video showed protesters chanting against police brutality.

Saratoga Springs Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton said, “NO tear gas or rubber bullets were used by the Saratoga Springs Police Department during last night’s protest.”

NEWS10 ABC reached out to the Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner and was told there have been more than 30 protests in the city, and while they believe in Black Lives Matter, she said the increasing confrontations cannot continue.

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