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Many more protests locally this weekend

Sep 25, 2020 6:33 am
Protests have returned this week to the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. On Sept. 23 protesters in Albany lurked all night in front of the Governor’s Mansion after police in Louisville were not charged for murdering Breonna Taylor. On Sept. 24, protesters took to the streets after former Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove was acquitted of all charges related to his handling of the investigation into the police killing of Edson Thevenin in 2016. On Sept. 25 there is a protest about the Breonna Taylor case at 5:30 p.m. in Albany at Townsend Park. At the same time in Saugerties pro-Black Lives Matter protesters gather at Market and Main St. On Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. in Kinderhook there is a "Justice for Harold" Handy rally. Handy was beat up at a July 4 party in Kinderhook hosted by a Columbia County Deputy Sheriff, and little information has come out from the investigation that is now being run by the state police. At 1 p.m. Sept. 26 in Poughkeepsie there is a "We Still Can't Breathe" demonstration at the Walkway over the Hudson. At 2 p.m. in Troy there is a "Stand with Breonna Taylor" demonstration on Front St. At 3 p.m. in Albany at Jenning's Landing there is a Black Trans Lives Matter event. And then on Sept. 27 in Ellenville there is another Black Lives Matter rally at 6 p.m. at 124 Canal St.