Poor People’s Campaign Protest Blocks NY Capitol Entrance
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police have taken some protesters into custody after dozens blocked an entrance to the Capitol in Albany as part of a series of nonviolent protests nationwide.
The New York State Poor People's Campaign held its second of six Monday demonstrations planned for downtown Albany, where protesters marched to the Capitol and sat in front of the north and south entrances.
State police say some protesters were arrested before the demonstrators dispersed, but a number wasn't immediately available.
Organizers say they're holding "moral revival" demonstrations in U.S. cities to refocus the national conversation around what they call fundamental issues concerning racism, poverty and national morality.
Last week's late-afternoon protest snarled rush-hour traffic for thousands of state employees heading home.