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About a dozen Occupy Atlanta protesters arrested

ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say about a dozen people associated with Occupy Atlanta have been arrested at a midtown office building.

The arrests came as a group of protesters moved into the lobby level of the AT&T Midtown Center building on Monday.

Occupy Atlanta spokesman Tim Franzen tells the television station that his group and members of the Communications Workers of America union are refusing to leave the lobby and were setting up tents outside. Franzen says they don't plan to leave until AT&T rehires hundreds of people he says were recently laid off.

AT&T says in a statement it is shifting its employee base to reflect industry changes and that it has hired in some areas and cut in others.