ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State police have arrested Occupy Albany protesters for defying an 11 p.m. curfew in a state-owned park.
Authorities say the demonstrators were warned repeatedly Saturday night that they would face arrest if they didn’t leave Lafayette Park.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandates For NYC Teachers, State Health Care Workers Head To Court
Police couldn’t immediately provide a total number of arrests. Protester Sheldon Dodson estimates that more than 50 people were arrested.READ MORE: $432M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Manhattan Pizza Shop
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to have anyone arrested who violates the park’s curfew. The park land is adjacent to the city-owned Academy Park, where demonstrators protesting economic inequality and corporate greed have been allowed to camp since Oct. 21.
Before Sunday, more than 60 Occupy protesters had been arrested for defying the curfew, most on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges.MORE NEWS: Actor Willie Garson, Best Known For 'Sex And The City,' Dies At 57
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