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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 2:50am

Arrests At Occupy Atlanta

Updated: 3 years ago.
Atlanta police made 50 arrests of protestors at the Occupy Atlanta demonstrations Wednesday. (photo-Occupy Atlanta Facebook)

The Atlanta park where protesters had camped out to rally against what they see as corporate greed and a wide range of other economic issues has been cleared by police.

Police early Wednesday arrested more than 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had set up an encampment for about two weeks in Woodruff Park.

Before police marched in, protesters were warned a couple times around midnight to vacate the park or risk arrest.

Organizers had instructed participants to be peaceful if arrests came, and most were, though police did drag out a few.

Police included SWAT teams in riot gear, dozens of officers on motorcycles and several on horseback. By about 1:30 a.m. the park was mostly cleared of protesters.

Mayor Kasim Reed had said he planned to revoke the permit allowing Occupy Atlanta protesters to live in the park, but was vague about when that might come.

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