Police Evict Troy Davis Park Occupation
Early Wednesday morning, police evicted the occupation outside Troy Davis Park in downtown Atlanta. Nobody was arrested, but tents were seized by police, and some were destroyed. The encampment was led and organized by homeless people. In addition to losing their tent city, some occupiers lost all of their personal belongings.
Last month, city council passed an ordinance targeted against "urban camping", which makes all occupations on city property illegal. The ordinance was not enforced until Wednesday, which was also when movie trailers and camera crews appeared across the street to shoot Necessary Roughness, a network TV show.