Albany Police: Traffic Delays Possible Due to Protest Today

May 21, 2018

Police say a protest today could tie up traffic in downtown Albany.

Activist Tim Shenk tells WAMC about the protest by the Poor People’s Campaign to Challenge Systemic Racism.

"The march will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Shrine Church of Our Ladies of the Americas at 73 Central Ave and we will arrive at the capitol around 3 o'clock."

Protestors are calling for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act, fair legislative districts and more. They'll also tie up downtown traffic.

"Last week many people know that the Poor People's Campaign blocked intersections around the Capitol. We'll be intensifying those protests."

Albany police are advising citizens that “traffic delays are possible.”