Atlanta police arrest lone protester in park

ERRIN HAINES KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press Published:

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta police have arrested the lone protester in a park past curfew, a day after 19 demonstrators were taken to jail by officers in riot gear when a rally spilled into the streets.

The woman was draped in an American flag, as dozens more demonstrators on Sunday night stood behind barricades surrounding Woodruff Park. Police had warned they would enforce an 11 p.m. curfew.

Occupy Atlanta organizer Tim Franzen says having one person protesting is just as powerful as several.

The group held its general assembly meeting earlier in the evening, then marched back to the downtown park. Police spokesman Carlos Campos says officers were watching. Police issued several warnings, then moved in.

Police say on Saturday night people were arrested on charges of refusing to leave the park after curfew or blocking city roads.

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