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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:37 PM
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Atlanta Police arrest over 50 people at Occupy Atlanta including an Occupying Senator
Police in Atlanta evicted Occupy Wall Street protestors from a public park Wednesday, arresting 53 people a day after an Oakland protest camp was broken up with 75 arrests.

The police actions marked the most serious push back so far by authorities against the burgeoning economic protest movement, which has spread across the country and worldwide since it began in mid-September with an impromptu protest camp in New Yorks financial district.

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed had earlier promised to allow the protestors to stay until next week but said he was forced to change his mind because of continuing safety concerns at the site, which had grown to encompass some 75 tents.

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However, State Sen. Vincent Fort, who was one of those arrested, said that such charges were trumped up to justify the eviction.

This is the most peaceful place in Georgia, Fort told reporters. At the urging of the business community, hes moving people out. Shame on him.

http://occupycyberspace.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/atlant... /


Occupy Atlanta: Police Arrest Over 50, Including GA State Sen. Vincent Fort


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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:39 PM
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1. Good, someone with a Voice. And could this have followed that toter with the rifle?
The City said it caused them worry, could it have been a setup (well, heh, not "could")?
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:00 PM
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2. Nobody got upset when the Tea Party was strutting around
locked and loaded. WTF?
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:04 PM
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3. Kudos to Vincent Fort.
Thank you!
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