Occupy Albany began Friday, October 21st in Lafayette Park, across from the Capitol building on Washington Avenue. They've been camping out there since.
|A photo from one of the first days of the protest.|
This was taken from the front entrance of my building. A protester gave us his thoughts.
The second night of the protest, a fight broke out...er...well, to put it more accurately, one of the protesters was attacked by a veteran who has recently returned from the Middle East. Here is the story from the attacked man, taken from Occupy Albany's Facebook page.
"Lil' bit rougher night at Occupy Albany as I was assaulted by really two drunk vets pissed off that I would use am American eagle on a sign advocating "Free Speech". Despite telling me over and over how he went to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight for my right to be there protesting, the main one apparently decided he wanted to fight me to be sure I didn't have that right...