About A Dozen Occupy Atlanta Protesters Arrested

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Several Occupy Atlanta protestershave been arrested at a midtown office building.

The arrests came as a group of demonstrators moved into the lobby level of the AT&T Midtown Center building on Monday.

Spokesman for the Occupy group Tim Franzen, says his group and members of the Communications Workers of America union are refusing to leave the lobby and were setting up tents outside. Franzen says they don’t plan to leave until AT&T rehires hundreds of people he says were recently laid off.

AT&T says in a statement it is shifting its employee base to reflect industry changes and that it has hired in some areas and cut in others.


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