ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Ten people were arrested following a protest on the Dunn Memorial Bridge on Wednesday according to New York State Police. The ten, who have now been released, were members of the “Invest in Our New York Coalition” protesting the state’s budget proposals.
Demonstrators were demanding Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie oppose Governor Cuomo in budget negotiations.
As well as demanding increased taxes on the rich, the “Invest in Our New York Coalition” asked for direct assistance to workers and funding for COVID-19 rent arrears in the final budget.
The coalition includes groups like VOCAL-NY, Alliance for Quality Education, Housing Justice For All, Citizen Action New York, and Housing Organizers for People Empowerment.
Grassroots organization VOCAL-NY tweeted that they had “taken Dunn Memorial Bridge in Albany on Thursday.
Later, the group tweeted that 10 people were arrested during the protest.
This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available.