DOWNTOWN: Who is the leader of Occupy Atlanta?
October 26, 2011
ATLANTA — Wearing his trademark red knit cap, Tim Franzen is very concerned when I meet him at Woodruff Park. He points to a man standing just three feet from former Mayor and Ambassador Andrew Young.
The man has an AK-47 slung around his back. The man goes by the name of ‘Porch.’ Porch later tells me he is at the park to support the occupiers and the gun is part of that support.
Franzen has become the unofficial leader of Occupy Atlanta. Video of Franzen was shown at the Mayor’s press conference monday, and Franzen was there as well, challenging the Mayor while he was speaking, almost getting himself thrown out.