Reports: Reed to revoke order allowing protest to stay in park

ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday said he was planning to revoke an order allowing the Occupy Atlanta protesters to remain in Robert W. Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, and WGCL-TV reported.

“I am making it clear that I will revoke my executive order at a time of my choosing,” WGCL-TV quoted Reed as saying. “And when I revoke my executive order, the police department, the fire department and our first responders are going to be prepared to move and clear the park at my command.”

It was not immediately clear when Reed might give the order to clear the park.

“Occupy Atlanta is in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and other Occupations world-wide,” the group said in a statement. “The corruption of our political system by modern-day robber barons is the real clear and present danger. People are literally dying in the streets while the Mayor’s primary concern seems to be trying to end our attempt to shine a light on these problems.”

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