Updated: June 02, 2020 05:21 AM
Created: June 01, 2020 11:47 PM
Albany police used tear gas Monday night as they tried to disperse two groups of protesters on either side of the police station on Henry Johnson Boulevard.
The protest seemed quiet when the gas canisters suddenly started flying around 9:45 p.m. Police spokesman Steve Smith says the gas was used in response to fireworks being thrown at officers.
Protesters have started throwing items and fireworks at officers at police headquarters. pic.twitter.com/RIUObnLC5K— Steve Smith (@APDSmith) June 2, 2020
NewsChannel 13 anchor Jim Kambrich and a photographer were caught in the middle of it.
Many protesters complained that outside instigators were encouraging the unrest. Protesters told Jim Kambrich they were there to protest peacefully, calling for justice for George Floyd.
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