Occupy Atlanta protest swells to 200 at Fulton County Courthouse - CBS46 News

Occupy Atlanta protest swells to 200 at Fulton County Courthouse

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Cars honked their horns; people beat drums, and others chanted "shame" at an Occupy Atlanta protest on the Fulton County Courthouse steps Tuesday morning. The crowd swelled to about 200.

The Occupy Atlanta supporters gathered to protest Fulton County's monthly foreclosure auction.

As people tried to conduct business, the protesters yelled in their faces under the watchful eyes of about a dozen deputies.

Protesters said they hoped to stop the auction, in order to allow hundreds of families on the verge of bankruptcy to stay in their homes another month. They said they want to stand-up to banks trying to evict families.

Civil Rights leader Dr. Joseph Lowery as well as State Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) also attended.

Similar protests were planned at the DeKalb and Gwinnett County courthouses as well.

Occupy Atlanta also set-up permanent occupation sites at two metro-Atlanta homes close to eviction. 

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