Several Occupy Atlanta protesters have been arrested after a rally in a city park spilled into the streets. Several hundred protesters had gathered at city's Woodruff Park and set up tents with the intention of staying overnight. Despite a police warning that anyone who remained after the park's closing time would be arrested, protesters stayed at the park longer then the mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, allowed. He initially issued an executive order allowing them to stay overnight, but later revoked it. While most protesters left the park, a few people stayed behind. On October 25 more than 50 people were arrested for staying in the park after closing. Protesters began camping out in Woodruff Park on October 7 in support of OWS/99 per cent movement.
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