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Protests staying peaceful in Albany

WNYT Staff
Created: June 03, 2020 07:01 AM

ALBANY -- It was a much more peaceful night in Albany Tuesday after a turbulent couple of days.     

Protests turned chaotic and sometimes destructive Saturday and Monday nights, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Many are trying to deliver a message of bringing an end to racism, and police brutality.    

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Right now, there is no curfew in the city of Albany, but police are asking people come out for essential travel only.

It wasn’t all quiet in the Capital City Tuesday.

There was some fighting between protesters outside the Albany Police Department headquarters on Henry Johnson Boulevard. A group of protesters accused another group of coming in and inciting violence and riots.     

Emily Burkhard reported that the group of protesters ended up leaving.    

Two other people were detained and charged at a protest earlier in the day.     

They told NewsChannel 13 they took out their phones to record the arrest of another man that was accused of arson.  After cursing at police, they were both put in handcuffs.

“They make up anything man to try to justify what they do. This happens on numerous occasions. Let’s talk about it. They do this all the time. We see it on numerous occasions,” said Kimani Addison of Albany.    

The two arrested were both charged with inciting a riot.

To hear more, click on the video above.


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