Dozens arrested at Occupy Albany
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two dozen protesters with the Occupy Movement were arrested in Albany Saturday night.
The demonstrators were taken into police custody after they crossed into a state owned park past the 11 p.m. curfew.
City officials have allowed demonstrators to camp out in an adjacent park despite the curfew there.
But, those who were arrested said they intend to challenge any restriction on what they said is their right to use public space.
“This curfew was established just a week before we began this occupation so it seems to me that that type of ad hoc lawmaking first of all unconstitutional and secondly not in the best interest of the people,” said protester Daniel Morrissey.
The Albany County District Attorney's Office would not comment on the arrests, but said they have no plans to prosecute protestors for trespassing, and will only take action in cases where there are more serious charges like damaging property.