30,000 People Line Up For Housing Aid In Atlanta, As Police Are Called Out To Stem The Chaos

Thursday, August 12, 2010
By Paul Martin

Joe Weisenthal
Aug. 12, 2010

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Atlanta Journal Constitution (via Drudge):

East Point housing officials began accepting Section 8 applications 90 minutes early Wednesday morning after crowds of people showed up to turn in the forms.

A day after a crowd of 30,000 mobbed a shopping center to pick up the forms, a small crowd of less than a dozen people began lining up around 5 a.m. The group was dispersed by East Point police about an hour later. But shortly after 7 a.m., officials allowed people to line up on the sidewalk adjacent to the building. There were about 50 people in line at 7:30, when officials brought out boxes and began to accept the applications. That process had been scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Here’s a video report.


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