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Street vendors protest Monday at Atlanta City Hall

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Atlanta's street vendors are protesting outside of City Hall on Monday.

Late Sunday afternoon, vendor Larry Miller could be seen selling Braves gear on private property near Turner Field.

He told CBS Atlanta News that he's had to pay a hefty fee to do so since April.

That's when the city of Atlanta started enforcing a new ban on vending on public property.

"This private property thing is not working out. But this is all we can do right now," said Miller.

Miller and members of the Atlanta Vendors Association hosted a luncheon on Monday to garner public support.

The group hoped that their guests will follow them over to City Hall for rally and protest.

"We want to show the City Hall and the mayor's office that the people are behind the vendors. We do have support from the public."

Atlanta city leaders attribute the ban to a December court ruling.

The city would like a more uniformed way of vending by using green stationary vendor stands.

But, street vendors say the fees are too high, leaving dozens of vendors and their employees out of work.

"We just want to let him know we're not giving up. This is our livelihood. This is what we do for a living. We're going to be here all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary," said Miller.

Miller said flyers they handed out over the past few weeks helped them register about 200 people for the luncheon.

The rally started at 12:30 p.m. outside of Atlanta City Hall.

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