Occupy protesters take message to the street

by: Linda Stouffer Updated:

ATLANTA,None - Occupy Atlanta protesters took their message on the move Tuesday with a march from Woodruff Park to the Bank of America building in downtown Atlanta.

They chanted, "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out" as they left Woodruff Park with signs and homemade drums.

They planned to rally against corporate greed and predatory lending.

Atlanta police said they are watching out for everyone's safety and asking marchers to stay on sidewalks and out of traffic.

The protesters have been in Woodruff Park since Friday. The protesters said they are carrying different messages including speaking out against the war in Afghanistan and the death penalty.

The difficult economic times in America are a flash point for many of marchers, they said.

"If we continue to have CEOs that make 300 to 500 times more than the average worker, knowing that they are not working 500 times more than the average worker, these kind of economic policies are not right. We need to change them. That's why we are out here," protester Tim Franzen told Channel 2's Linda Stouffer.

More than 20 protester tents remain in Woodruff park, Stouffer said.

The city of Atlanta has told the protesters that city parks have a curfew of 11 p.m., yet they still remain.

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