Updated 11/14/2011 10:10 AM
Dozens arrested at "Occupy Albany" protest
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- State Police arrest dozens of Occupy Albany protesters late Saturday night for breaking curfew.
Members of the movement were warned not to stay in Lafayette Park past 11pm Saturday night. Protesters tell us they're undeterred by the arrests.
Police are also dealing with other alleged crimes at the Lafayette Park encampment. A homeless man, believed to be living in the Occupy Albany camp, was arrested Saturday after police got reports of a drunken man swinging a hatchet.
Police arrested another man after they said he built a structure, which he called the "Freedom Fort" in violation of the State park's regulations, and refused to remove it. Both men were issued appearance tickets and released.
Albany District Attorney David Soares has said he won't prosecute peaceful protesters for curfew violations. But Governor Cuomo has insisted they stay off the state land next to the Capitol building after hours.
Protesters in the adjacent Academy Park have been allowed to stay past curfew with the permission of the city.