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JESSE JACKSON, OCCUPY ATLANTA TAKE OVER BANK

By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

Editor & Publisher

ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2011, 9 p.m. - The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Occupy Atlanta today took over SunTrust Bank's headquarters in downtown Atlanta, during a hastily put together protest.

Jackson, who has embraced the Occupy Atlanta movement, since he came to town yesterday, brought a group of about 50 leading clergy to the bank to protest foreclosures.

Occupy Atlanta's Tim Franzen said that he got a call from Jackson's team at about 3:15 p.m. saying that Jackson wanted to hold a rally. By 4:30 p.m., Franzen and about 50 others entered the bank's lobby and took a seat and sang in an hour long protest.

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Occupy Atlanta is planning to stage an even larger protest in Woodruff Park Saturday night. Jackson has said that he will be unable to attend that protest. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has vowed that if protesters once again violate a citywide park closing time of 11 p.m. on Saturday night they will be arrested.

Still, Jackson has asked to spend the night with Occupy Atlanta. It is unclear when that will be.


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