UPDATED: #OccupyAtlanta Warned to Leave; Democrat State Senator Calls Black Mayor 'Bull Connor'

Protestors at #OccupyAtlanta have been ordered by police to leave Woodruff Park. The first arrests have apparently been made.

Mayor Kasim Reed, having once apparently coddled the Occupy activists, recently revoked the executive order allowing them to stay, warning that they were on “a clear path to escalation.”

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

State Sen. Vincent Fort (D) objected, comparing Mayor Reed–who is black–to Bull Connor, the white police official (and Democrat) in Birmingham widely reviled for his brutal response to civil rights protests in the 1960s.

Other Democrats have made the same inflammatory charge.

UPDATE: 50 arrested.

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