Albany police remove protesters camped outside station

Albany police officers clashed with demonstrators as they ejected them from a makeshift street encampment outside a police station.

Posted: Apr 23, 2021 10:25 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Albany police officers clashed with demonstrators as they ejected them from a makeshift street encampment outside a police station.

Up to 20 demonstrators had been camped outside the department’s South Station for several days to draw attention to police brutality and a recent confrontation with city officers.

A line of officers moved through the encampment Thursday afternoon shortly after Police Chief Eric Hawkins tweeted that for “public safety purposes, it is time to end this unlawful occupation.”

Police did not immediately provide information on whether there were injuries or arrests.

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