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Occupy Atlanta heads to Capitol to rally for jobs

ATLANTA (AP) - Occupy Atlanta protesters are marching to the Georgia Capitol to join union organizers to rally against unemployment.

The group set out from Woodruff Park, where they have been camped for more than a week, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Unemployed Georgians are among those scheduled to speak.

Organizer Tim Franzen says the march and rally are not acts of civil disobedience, as the labor groups they are joining are permitted to be at the Capitol.

The Occupy Atlanta protest is among many that sprung up across the country in response to the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. After occupying the park illegally for nearly a week, Mayor Kasim Reed issued an executive order allowing the protesters to remain there legally until Monday, but protesters have signaled they plan to stay past the deadline.

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