Occupy Atlanta

I photographed Day 2 of the Occupy Atlanta protest in Woodruff Park off of Peachtree St. in Atlanta on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Occupy Atlanta is a spin off of the Occupy Wall Street protest which started close to three weeks ago in New York City. The participants of the event are mainly protesting against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government, among other concerns. Occupy Atlanta is in its infancy and participants are still trying to come up with a list of demands for the local movement. Other events have been held in Washington D.C., L.A., Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle and other major cities across the states. By October 15 Occupy protests are expected to pop up in at least 25 cities outside of the U.S. These are my favorite images.

Ron Zaleski wears a signboard for The Long Road Home, a non-profit that helps returning war veterans readjust to life in the states, as Steve Kerrigan signs his petition on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

A sign for Occupy Atlanta sits outside Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Participants in the Occupy Atlanta protest sit in Woodruff Park as they wait for the general assembly meeting to start on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Jeff Karsten, right, and Ernest Waller read books as they rest in Woodruff Park during the Occupy Atlanta protest on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Kat Debevoise sets up a tent in Woodruff Park as she participates in Occupy Atlanta on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Jose Abreus, left, and Colin Prentice bang on drums at Woodruff Park as part of the Occupy Atlanta protest on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Janie Brewer, right, talks to fellow protestors as they wait for the general assembloy meeting for Occupy Atlanta to start at Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Chandler Kelley reads a book as he leans against a tree in Woodruff Park during day 2 of Occupy Atlanta on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Tents and signs are set up around Woodruff Park in Atlanta during day 2 of Occupy Atlanta on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Victor Gillespie, left, speaks to Gabe Moscovitz on camera about why he is participating in Occupy Atlanta at Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Christine Vanscyoc and Beau Eassey hold signs on Peachtree Street as a part of Occupy Atlanta during day 2 of their takeover of Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Christine Vanscyoc and Beau Eassey hold signs on Peachtree Street as a part of Occupy Atlanta during day 2 of their takeover of Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Joe Diaz uses a bullhorn to address the more than 200 participants of the general assembly meeting for Occupy Atlanta at Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Jamie Shetler holds a sign during the general assembly meeting for Occupy Atlanta at Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Alston Dutton wears a sign around his shoulders protesting corporate greed during the general assembly meeting for Occupy Atlanta at Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Liz Kinnamon, right, and Meghan Jordan vote on a proposal with the rest of the general assembly for Occupy Atlanta on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Close to 200 participants of Occupy Atlanta take over Woodruff Park in Atlanta during a general assembly meeting on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Joe Diaz, left, raises his arms and his voice during a proposition at the Occupy Atlanta general assembly meeting on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

An Occupy Atlanta protestor holds a sign during the general assembly meeting at Woodruff Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

 

Regina, a member of the Demands Committee for Occupy Atlanta, reads off a working list of demands to a crowd of almost 200 participants at Woodruff Park in Atlanta on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

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  1. Jonathan,
    Great pictures!
    Iam 75 years old, a retired banker and bank regulator.I held a presidentail appointment and played a leading role in the S&L Bailout of the 80’s. I fully support the war against Wall Street. Its long overdue.Please send me some names to contact so I start supporting the cause. I live in Hartwell, Ga. but can travel to Atlanta as needed.

    I assure you I am not a spy- call me @)706)376-3476 if you have any doubt.
    Best Wished ,

    Jay Earle

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