Occupy Atlanta remains planted Downtown in Woodruff Park

George Chidi speaks on his reasons to Occupy Atlanta

Occupy Atlanta included inspirational singing. Credit: David Pendered

In his own words: George Chidi explains why he is Occupying Atlanta. Credit: David Pendered

By David Pendered

Occupy Atlanta showed no evidence of shutting down Sunday afternoon.

The group has until the adjournment of the Atlanta City Council meeting on Monday, according to an executive order Mayor Kasim said in an Oct. 12 statement that he signed. A copy of the executive order was not evident on the city’s website.

Here are some sights and sounds of the Occupy Atlanta event.

Reed was scheduled to be in Washington, D.C. Sunday for the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

Occupy Atlanta is a companion movement to Occupy Wall St. and is among more than 1,500 similar movements that organizers says have formed around the globe.

Followers appear to be a loosely knit group gathered together to address their individual concerns on a wide array of social, political and economic issues.

In Atlanta, placards addressed matters including child care, health care and corporate greed.

Occupy Atlanta addresses an array of concerns. Credit: David Pendered

Occupy Atlanta addresses an array of concerns. Credit: David Pendered

 

The execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis was remembered by Occupy Atlanta. Credit: David Pendered

The execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis was remembered by Occupy Atlanta. Credit: David Pendered

Occupy Atlanta was well recorded. Credit: David Pendered

Occupy Atlanta was well recorded. Credit: David Pendered

Occupy Atlanta has created a tent city in Woodruff Park. Credit: David Pendered

Occupy Atlanta has created a tent city in Woodruff Park. Credit: David Pendered

David Pendered, Managing Editor, is an Atlanta journalist with more than 30 years experience reporting on the region’s urban affairs, from Atlanta City Hall to the state Capitol. Since 2008, he has written for print and digital publications, and advised on media and governmental affairs. Previously, he spent more than 26 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and won awards for his coverage of schools and urban development. David graduated from North Carolina State University and was a Western Knight Center Fellow. David was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina and is married to a fifth-generation Atlantan.

2 replies
  1. downtowngal says:

    Great that we have freedom of assembly. I wish that the group in Woodruff Park had a mission. From what I’ve seen, they have linked together incongruous issues.

    On the other hand, we have a mayor and city council who are not willing to enforce the laws on urban camping.

    Which of the OA group will be paying for the police who are accompanying the marches? Which of them will work on restoring the grass in the park?Report

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  2. wjleb says:

    downtowngal–

    have a look at this link:

    I’ll spell it for you…

    E-C-O-N-O-M-I-C –I-N-J-U-S-T-I-C-E

    http://www.credoaction.com/comics/2011/10/what-do-they-want/

    (so many folks are incredulous regarding Occupy Wall Street and related movements–so many folks still believe the Iraq War was not a war of choice…

    downtowngal, reflect on the shared costs of the last Republican administration– fake war(s), crazy finance laws, corporate tax breaks, lack of anti-trust legislation and/or enforcement etc. –this might help put the grass cost issue that you raise in perspective )Report

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