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Occupy Albany protesters return

Occupy Albany protesters return

Occupy Albany is back, with about three dozen protesters chanting and carrying signs in a park next

Occupy Albany is back, with about three dozen protesters chanting and carrying signs in a park next to the Capitol as state troopers look on.

The troopers have taken water and a table from the demonstrators, saying they can’t camp in Lafayette Park.

Occupy is staging protests today in major cities upstate to coincide with international May Day protests.

The Albany group plans to march through the city. The group’s agenda supports organized labor and environmental protection.

Last year, they dubbed Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo “Gov. 1 Percent” because of some of his policies and because his biggest campaign contributors are corporate executives.

Occupy Albany’s camp was dismantled during the winter after initially withstanding efforts by Cuomo to have them kicked out of the city-owned part of the park.

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