Occupy Atlanta group vows to stay in downtown park

Occupy Atlanta group vows to stay in downtown park

October 11th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

ATLANTA - Demonstrators camping in a downtown Atlanta park as an outgrowth of Occupy Wall Street in New York vow to stay despite city warnings they have to go.

The group Occupy Atlanta said in a statement Monday night that they've met with city officials and were told that police will enforce Atlanta's ordinances against camping and being in the park overnight. There were no reports of any arrests. The protesters were still there early Tuesday.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said police planned to continue monitoring the situation in Woodruff Park.

Mayor Kasim Reed's chief of staff Candace Byrd told WSB-TV late Monday that officials were giving the protesters a chance to leave the park but declined to say what would happen if they didn't.