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News stories tagged with "demonstration"

Protester being arrested at state Capitol, as around 150 demonstrated, blocked entrances to building and escalators with banners.
Protester being arrested at state Capitol, as around 150 demonstrated, blocked entrances to building and escalators with banners.

17 arrested at Albany budget cut protest

17 people were arrested at a noisy demonstration at the State Capitol yesterday, as groups that work with poor, sick and homeless protested against Governor Cuomo's $10 billion dollars in budget cuts.  Go to full article

Disabled Rally for Insurance That Lets Them Work

Around 300 disabled people rallied at the State Capitol. They're demanding passage of a health insurance bill that they say will let them go to work. Karen DeWitt has this report.  Go to full article

Brian Mann Speaks with "Street Medics" Protesting Free Trade

In the years since the first free trade protests exploded in Seattle, the movement has grown dramatically. It's also more organized. They have trained legal advisors and media liaisons on the scene. They also have their medical crews. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann met with a team of "street medics" on their way to the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City.  Go to full article

Activists Prepare for FTAA Protests

Political and social activists from across North America are preparing for the unknown as they ready for protests this week at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City. Groups from St. Lawrence County hope to practice non-violent protest against the FTAA, or Free Trade Area of the Americas, but they're not sure if they'll even make it into Canada. So as a symbolic gesture, many groups plan to stage a demonstration at the Cornwall border crossing near Massena. Jodi Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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