Wed., October 5, 2011 3:32pm (EDT)

Wall Street Protest Moves South
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
Poster being used by several "Occupy" groups
Poster being used by several "Occupy" groups
As the “Occupy Wall Street” protest moves into its third week in New York City, the movement is spreading to other parts of the U.S., including Georgia. “Occupy” movements have sprung up in Athens, Atlanta, Columbus and Savannah.

The groups are getting their message out via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The Occupy Atlanta group is Georgia’s largest with more than 3-thousand followers. They are planning a march for Friday in the city’s downtown Woodruff Park.

But events are also planned in Savannah, Columbus and Athens where 29-year old computer programmer Carter Adams lives. He says he grew up during more prosperous times and never expected the economy to be in such bad shape, and that’s why he’s demonstrating.

“We are on the wrong path and as a young person who has to live on this planet for 60 more years, I am very concerned with what is going to happen to this country."

Adams says right now their week-old group is comprised of twenty-something’s but they are reaching out to others.