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Protesters clog hall outside Gov. Cuomo's office

Protesters clog hall outside Gov. Cuomo's office

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ A thick crowd of chanting, cheering demonstrators has gathered outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's offices in the state Capitol, announcing at least a temporary resurgence of Albany's Occupy movement and attracting a dozen state troopers who began trying to clear the hallway and arrested several protesters.

The doors leading to the governor's offices remained closed, but more than 100 demonstrators filled the hallway and stairways Thursday. They called for better education funding, a permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and an end to tax breaks for the rich.

Among their chants is: ``Hey governor 1 percent, who do you represent?''

It was a common chant when protesters set up an encampment for weeks in a park across from the Capitol until police removed them in December 2011.

 

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