ALBANY, NY – Occupy Albany returned to
Academy Park for the first time on a large scale Saturday, holding a rally as
they continue to fight for economic justice. More than a hundred protesters
assembled at the city owned property and then marched down Washington Avenue, the group was joined by MoveOn.org.
Albany's encampment from that park, after receiving a temporary restraining
order. Protesters clashed with police, leading one mounted officer to use pepper
spray on the crowd. Police Chief Steven Krokoff has defended that officer's
actions, saying he had no choice. Protesters deny
that and said excessive force was used.
to show unity and determination as they continue their work.