The folks at Occupy Atlanta are branching out….to Gwinnett County. Fresh off a protest featuring an estimated dozen people last week, Tim Franzen sent occupy troops to Snellville to occupy a home set to be foreclosed.
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.
“What a perfect issue for the occupation movement,” organizer Tim Franzen said.
Though some Occupy Atlanta members said they had never used a Peachpass Express lane, their Gwinnett counterparts said it was one of the main problems in their area.
“It is a blatant attack on the middle class,” said one demonstrator.
Franzen added, “Peachpass is like the one percent pass right? It’s like you pay to get a lane. We are going to have an action against this one per center lane.”
Will #occupyatlanta gain traction in Gwinnett? I think not.