Occupy Atlanta

Higher Ground Empowerment Center, a church in Vine City, is thanking Occupy Atlanta for helping it to avoid foreclosure. Pastor Dexter Johnson told the Associated Press the congregation will be allowed to stay in Higher Ground. He said the bank has agreed to work with the church to help pay its mortgage. The church had […]

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights group which was once headed by Martin Luther King Jr., has pledged to mentor and guide the Occupy Atlanta movement, a branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The decision to mentor Occupy Atlanta came after a six hour meeting led by SCLC President Isaac Newton […]

Officers from the Atlanta Police Department swarmed Woodruff Park at around 12:45 am this morning and arrested 53 Occupy Atlanta protesters. Occupy Atlanta has been in Woodruff Park since October 7. According to the AJC, Mayor Kasim Reed said more than 100 officers were involved in the operation to clear the park. The arrests were […]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has issued an executive order giving Occupy Atlanta protesters five days to vacate Woodruff Park. “I am committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the laws of the city are respected,” Reed said in a statement, according to the AJC. “I will not allow public safety to be jeopardized in […]

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 […]