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District attorney calls ‘Occupy Albany’ a wonderful protest

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, October 24, 2011 23:55 EDT
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Albany County District Attorney David Soares told Current TV host Keith Olbermann on Monday night the “Occupy” demonstrators in New York’s capital city “should be allowed to protest and exercise their First Amendment right,” as long as they remain peaceful.

New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere to a curfew crackdown on protesters this past weekend urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings.

Soares said rather than trying to evict the demonstrators from their current encampment in Academy Park, police were engaging with the protesters and maintaining open lines of communication.

“Thus far the protests have been taking place in Albany,” he explained. “Things have been fine, and the relationship couldn’t be better.”

Soares added the “Occupy Albany” organizers deserved credit for maintaining a “wonderful protest.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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