Demonstrators set fire to tractor trailer in Albany

WNYT Staff
Created: May 31, 2020 11:27 AM

ALBANY -- Demonstrators set fire to a tractor trailer along South Pearl Street Saturday night, in addition to a series of smaller fires.

Police in armored vehicles moved into the neighborhood surrounding the Albany Police Department’s South Station as chanting and more violence continued. Officers and state police were stationed at every corner, as a helicopter circled overhead.


NewsChannel 13 was first on the scene.

Jacquie Slater and photojournalist Joel Black filed this report before things got out of hand, and they got out of the area for safety reasons.

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