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Occupy Atlanta group shuts down SunTrust plaza

By DORIE TURNER
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a group of Occupy Atlanta protesters took over the lobby of SuntTrust Plaza in downtown Atlanta for about an hour.

The group sang protest songs during the takeover Friday afternoon at the Atlanta-based bank's headquarters in downtown Atlanta. The building was shut down during the protest.

Adriane Harden of Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition says the occupiers are protesting economic conditions and foreclosure rates across the country. After the protest, Jackson said that the movement should be about banks and financial conditions and not about clashes with mayors and police.

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