ATLisReady Movement Presses On

Members of the ATLisReady movement held a town hall Monday evening on the steps of Atlanta’s City Hall. The organization’s leaders were three of four people who met with Mayor Kasim Reed last week after protests reached the governor’s mansion.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that before the event began, an officer stopped by to explain that peaceful protesting is fine, but those who stayed on the street would be arrested.

Besides that one officer, there was reportedly hardly no visible police presence in the area.

“We don’t consider ourselves an organization. It’s more of a movement,” said Taiza Troutman, one of the event leaders. “We exist to amplify the work that is already existing in Atlanta and connect people to this grassroots movement,” Troutman said of ATLisReady.

The group presented four demands to Reed, which they said he denied.

“We’re going to continue to cause civil disobedience throughout the city of Atlanta,” Seyoum Bey, another leader with the movement said.

ATLisReady also posted their demands on Twitter.

Other speakers at the rally emphasized the importance of voting, encouraged activists to join the Black Lives Matter movement and gave testimonials of their own experiences with the struggle.

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