Errin Haines of the AP, writing about the new alliance between Atlanta Hip Hop Day and Occupy Atlanta, notes that the hippies have a new spokesperson:
Occupy Atlanta spokesman George Chidi says he hopes a resolution can be reached with the city in the coming days.
“It isn’t clear what’s going to happen Monday night,” Chidi said, referring to the mayor’s executive order, which expires at 5 p.m. on Monday. “I assume negotiations are going to continue. We really hope the city stands with Occupy Atlanta. We are committed to nonviolence. We are committed to occupation. We’ll just have to see what happens. I think Kasim Reed has been acting with respect. We want to be respectful. We also need to make the point.”
Chidi first came to our attention as an apologist for the hippies in his comments on an earlier article. I’m confident he’ll be a much more articulate than the previous rabble. Congratulations, comrade. Welcome to the Occupation.