Protesters were asked to leave the Capitol around 2ish. That’s about an hour after the State Assembly adjourned.
AQE’s Billy Easton tells our Jim Felitte that around 300 protesters stayed over night.
According to attorney Michael Kink who helped to negotiate the question of where the protesters could spend the night, it was agreed by both security and the leaders of the protest that the demonstrators could hole up for the night in Meeting Rooms 1 – 4 in the Empire State Plaza.
Nikki Jones of AQE tells me that a contingent of security guards kept an eye on the protesters from Meeting Room 5.
There were no incidents of anything… though I would imagine there were a few snorers.
At this hour demonstrators are gathering in front of the Governor’s office on the 2nd floor of the State Capitol to underscore their displeasure with the budget, specifically the discontinuation of the millionaire’s tax.