Sunday, November 6, 2011

More arrests at Occupy Atlanta demonstration

Posted By on Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Police arrested 19 people Saturday night around Woodruff Park
  • Joeff Davis
  • Police arrested 20 people Saturday night around Woodruff Park

Late last night Atlanta Police officers arrested 20 Occupy Atlanta protesters and supporters in and around Woodruff Park.

Nineteen of those arrested, police said in a statement, "either refused to leave Woodruff Park after 11 p.m. closing time or impeded Peachtree Street and other city roads by blocking them and not allowing police to open them to normal traffic." The statement also said that one person was charged with aggravated assault and obstruction for assaulting a motorcycle officer.

A large contingent of Atlanta police in riot gear, on motorcycles, horses and marching in formation patrolled Peachtree Street and threatened demonstrators and onlookers with arrest if they didn't remain on the sidewalk. Demonstrators on both sides of the street chanted and held signs.

A CL photo intern was among those arrested. She was charged with obstructing traffic.

View more photos from the Saturday night Occupy Atlanta demonstration

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