Updated: June 01, 2020 09:39 PM
Created: June 01, 2020 03:09 PM
Protestors were out in Albany for much of Monday, and were still outside of the police headquarters on Henry Johnson Boulevard in the evening.
They marched through the city earlier in the evening and police escorted them, blocking the streets.
However, things seemed to take a turn when they got back to Henry Johnson Boulevard.
The protestors asked police to take a knee but initially did not get the response they were looking for.
Just before 9 p.m., Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins took a knee, in solidarity with the protesters.
Breaking — Henry Johnson Blvd is shut down in the area of Livingston Ave as protestors flood the intersection. State police have shut down the ramps from I-90 and Albany police are working to keep traffic out of the area. pic.twitter.com/p6oDTpkVfv— Kevin Montano (@KevinMontano) June 1, 2020
Much of the crowd cleared the street for a little while but some remained. Organizers said a prayer and chanted and now everyone is gathered in the intersection. pic.twitter.com/lFNRmeOU0t— Kevin Montano (@KevinMontano) June 1, 2020
There is currently a protest at the corner of Livingston Avenue and Henry Johnson Boulevard. Please seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/mQdG6J4v2N— Steve Smith (@APDSmith) June 1, 2020
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