The Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread from New York City to other cities has finally hit Atlanta.
An Occupy Atlanta event was held on Friday evening in Woodruff Park, where many protesters remain today camped out in tents.
U.S. Congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis may have had something profound to say at Occupy Atlanta — but he wasn’t given the chance to speak.
Lewis was introduced by the Occupy Atlanta general assembly, but he ended up not saying anything at all due the assembly rules, which mandate a consensus before anyone can make a public announcement.
The protesters decided Lewis could speak after their agenda items had been completed, but because of a Pride event Lewis was headed to, he didn’t have time to wait around.
Lewis has since said that he is not upset about the incident and that he supports the protesters.