Albany South Station protests enter sixth day

Sam Hesler
Created: April 22, 2021 12:51 PM

ALBANY - Protesters remained camped outside the Albany Police South Station for a sixth straight day Thursday, as the mayor comments on the issue.

Kathy Sheehan said Thursday morning the situation is being assessed, but provided no timeline on when or if protesters may have to pack up.

Police put up barricades around the station on Wednesday as part of what they are calling normal safety protocols.

This encampment come after a Black Lives Matter protest outside the station last week. The protest was peaceful until a few people began banging on the doors, climbing over railings, and smashing a window. Police responded with pepper spray. 

The president of the Albany Police Officers Union says these protesters are breaking numerous laws and is calling on the mayor to take action. Meanwhile, protesters say they won't be packing up until all of their demands are met. They're calling for two officers to be fired and for the mayor and police chief to step down.

Dan Levy will have a full recap of what the mayor said on our newscasts starting Live at 4 and on WNYT.com.


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