Occupy Atlanta began protesting Friday night.
About 200 people attended the event. U.S. Congressman John Lewis even stopped by for about half an hour.
Several demonstrators held signs showing their frustration with Washington’s relationship with big business. Many people voiced general frustration. One woman said she was there for changes for animals. Another attendee said he didn’t think either party represented his feelings.
Congressman Lewis (D, GA) was ready to talk to the group, but they didn’t give him a chance to speak.
“I was going to say, I stand with you. I support you, what you’re down,” said Lewis to the media.
He said he wasn’t disappointed he wasn’t able to address the crowd. Several people CBS Atlanta spoke to were upset.
Michelle Williams was excited to attend the event and no longer wanted to be associated with the movement, citing how Lewis was treated.
“I am angry because this is not what democracy is all about. This is Marxist more Stalin like. Your movement, you’re just riff-raff. You’re an organized mob,” said Williams.
And Datechguy noticed this morning that none of the big networks considered the Occupy movement’s snub of Lewis to be newsworthy. I guess they are too busy figuring out how to smear Herman Cain as a racist Uncle Tom sellout to comment on a story that fits their long-standing template for RAAAAACISM!! perfectly.
(h/t Insty and Jazz Shaw)