Southern occupation continues to heat up as Mayor Reed makes an astonishing about face, declaring that he is going to revoke his extension to Occupy Atlanta and have protesters removed from the park. Atlanta News covers events and news conferences held separately by Occupy Atlanta and the Mayor's Office.
The Mayor declared that the group did not obtain a permit for a peaceful rap concert held yesterday. Joe Beasley, the Southern Regional Director for Rainbow PUSH, has stated that Mayor Reed is overreacting and has called for his public ouster from office.
Atlanta civil rights leaders and community activists state that "The World is Watching!" and that they will bring more people down to Atlanta, if necessary, to continue Occupy Wall Street in Georgia's capitol.
The Founder and President of Rainbow PUSH, Reverend Jesse Jackson, recently appeared at Occupy Wall Street in a tense but peaceful stand-off with N.Y.P.D. Protesters successfully prevented the City from removing a medical tent.
I really wish Mayor Reed would read his Henry David Thoreau.