Contact Us

59 People Arrested in Act of Civil Disobedience at Capitol

A peaceful protest turned ugly this afternoon as hundreds of protestors lined themselves up in front of the governor’s office expressing their concern over the state’s budget.

They feel the governor’s budget benefits the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.  So they lined the stairway of his office and blocked the entrance as they chanted for more education money, passing of the Dream Act and the Women’s Equality Agenda, and reduction of income inequality.

New York State Police arrested dozens of the protestors when they sat directly in front of the doors.

59 protestors were arrested. The surrounding protestors cheered as they were escorted down the hallway and taken outside to vans.

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

More from WGNA

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgna.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!