Rallies held in Albany for those pro, anti SAFE Act

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Updated: 4/01 1:57 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two rallies attracted crowds at the state Capitol, with one for and one against the controversial SAFE Act.

The organization called SCOPE, which stands for Shooters Committee on Political Education, says on its website Donald Trump will be a special guest speaker at the rally.

The group overall, want's the act, with its stricter gun control measures, repealed.

Happening at almost the same time, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and State Legislators Against Illegal Guns gathered at the Empire State Plaza, calling for additional legislative action to reduce gun violence.

People in charge of both organizations say they'll use their legislative priorities to try to prevent gun violence for the rest of the 2014 legislative session.

Due to the high volume at these rallies, Albany Police have marked off a number of parking restrictions and road closures downtown.

Parking restrictions began at 6 a.m. at Lincoln Park from Eagle Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Madison Avenue on both sides from Eagle Street to South Swan Street will also be affected.

These restrictions will continue until 5 p.m.

CDTA will be picking up afternoon passengers from the Empire State Plaza per their normal schedule with the exception of the afternoon Northway express.

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