Woodruff Park

Atlanta police send out SWAT officers in riot gear and dozens of officers to arrest 53 "Occupy Atlanta" protesters. (credit: CBS Atlanta, WGCL)

Dozens of ‘Occupy Atlanta’ Protesters Arrested During Raid

Fifty-three Occupy Atlanta protestors were taken into custody early Wednesday morning in Woodruff Park, nearly a day after revoking an executive clause that had allowed the protestors to camp overnight, citing safety and financial concerns.


"Occupy Atlanta" has been targeted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who said the protests need to come to an end, citing the increased financial burden placed on the city. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor: ‘Occupy’ Protesters Putting Atlanta on ‘Path to Escalation’

Amid rising costs to keep law enforcement present in and around Woodruff Park, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has urged an end to the Occupy Atlanta movement.


photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

Mayor Loses Patience With Occupy Atlanta Protestors

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed made it clear to Occupy Atlanta on Monday that his patience is running thin with the continued occupation of Woodruff Park. At a news conference the Mayor talked about a […]


Jason Getz jgetz@ajc.com

Too Much Truth Recap: To Occupy, Or Not to Occupy; That Is The Question…

According to the AJC.com, A mayor who said he’s been more than reasonable and protesters who say they’re undeterred by a heightened police presence  faced off at City Hall today. About an hour later, police […]


photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

Police Patrol Park-Occupy Atlanta Continues to Stay

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Despite fears Saturday night that protesters would be ousted, Occupy Atlanta remained camped out at Woodruff Park Sunday evening. Late Saturday evening, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office denied an Occupy Atlanta leader’s assertion that […]