Affordable housing protest at state Capitol leads to several arrests

The state Capitol in Albany was briefly shut down on Tuesday. Protests erupted over affordable housing, leading to a large police presence.

More than 1,000 tenants from New York City were at the Capitol for a rally to demand passage of the "Good Cause" legislation. The bill would limit evictions to only those with good and just reasons.

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The protesters were chanting "Housing is a human right," and some were seen blocking the doors to the entrance of both the House and Senate chambers.

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A protester who was arrested tells NewsChannel 13 they were held in a waiting room, arraigned, photographed and left.