Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Budget Protesters Arrested at Capitol

17 activists were arrested by Capitol Police on Tuesday for disorderly conduct when they refused to move a protest that was blocking entrances and hallways in the building.
According to a press release from New York Stimulus Alliance, over a hundred grass roots activists came to capitol to protest Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget, which they said favors corporate interests and unfairly cuts needed areas.
Here is a brief video from the event:

Millionaire's tax civil disobedience in Capitol from VOCAL-NY on Vimeo.

The protesters included members from CAAAV, Community Voices Heard, FUREE, Picture the Homeless, Queers for Economic Justice and VOCAL-NY.

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