Activists demanded help for Atlanta’s homeless. Instead, they got arrested.
Police arrested nine people for trespassing on city property Monday afternoon, after “a group of protestors were found setting up tents as part of a protest to bring attention to homelessness in Atlanta,” an Atlanta Police Department (APD) statement said.
That group, the newly formed ATL Homeless Union, had pitched tents outside Atlanta City Hall as part of a demonstration “to demand housing, healthcare and a seat at the table,” according to a Monday press release from the organization.
By Sean Keenan and Ben Abrams