#OccupyAtlanta Fights Family's Looming Eviction

After facing eviction from their tents multiple times by Atlanta police, now Occupy Atlanta has joined together to help an area family and their children who are facing eviction due to a bank foreclosure. What might surprise you is that this is the family of an area police officer.

After facing eviction from their tents multiple times by Atlanta police, now Occupy Atlanta has joined together to help an area family and their children who are facing eviction due to a bank foreclosure.

What might surprise you is that this is the family of an area police officer.

From Occupy Atlanta:

"Join us today (Tuesday) at 7 pm at 4197 Shoreside Circle, Snellville, Ga for General Assembly. The family whose home we have occupied is facing eviction (possibly this morning/afternoon) and we will be camped out here for at least the next 24 hours. Come and show your support."

What that Facebook notice doesn't say is that this is the home of the family of an area police officer.

Via:

"Occupiers say they plan to stay as long as it takes, and that they are prepared to be arrested if and when eviction time comes for the family. Some 20 people were camped out at the home -- including two tents in the fornt yard -- to show support."

"Tim Franzen, an organizer with Occupy Atlanta, said foreclosures, like the one facing the Rorey family, is "a symptom of wealth and equity." If the country changed its economic priorities, it could work for everyone, he added."

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“We want to make sure they spend Christmas in the home,” Franzen said."

This is solidarity, people.

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