Updated 10/21/2012 04:22 PM
Occupy Albany celebrates one year
It's been one year since Occupy Albany protesters took up residence in downtown Albany's Academy Park. Our Brooke Selby was at the groups Anniversary March on Sunday, and has more.
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- One year ago Occupy Albany joined the national, leaderless, anti-corporate, non-violent movement to protest in Academy Park.
Occupy member Chris Bangert-Drowns said, "It's a great way to share intellect among radical revolutionaries and even moderately minded people."
On Sunday, the group marched from a storefront they now occupy on Madison Avenue after being removed from the park last year by the city.
JoAnne Kathleen Ferrell from Occupy Albany said she, "Would rather meet in a public space."
More than 50 members were arrested during the course of their protests, but it was Albany's District Attorney, David Soares defiance of Governor Andrew Cuomo by refusing to prosecute those arrested that the group considers a victory.
Ferrell said the group is, "Working on everything from prison justice to civil liberties to bringing jobs back home."
Their new home allows them the opportunity to continue to focus their efforts on their trademark 99 percent, who they said are still not being heard by government officials.
Lily Rudulfo from Occupy said the group, "Still cares about corporations not having the same rights as people, we care about universal health care, nothing has changed."
The group doesn't plan on going anywhere anytime soon.