Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in Ga.

January 23, 2012 - 5:35 PM

HULL, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say two Occupy Wall Street protesters walking in a group from New York City to Atlanta have been arrested in northeast Georgia.

Madison County Sheriff Kip Thomas says officials received calls on Monday in Hull, Ga., saying the protesters were creating a traffic hazard and harassing people who drove by.

Thomas says 33-year-old Garth Aaron Kiser of Murphysboro, Ill., and 29-year-old Sarah Lynn Handyside of Anchorage, Alaska, were arrested after refusing to produce identification when deputies requested it.

He says they were charged with obstruction.

Group spokesman Darrin Annussek told The Athens Banner-Herald the two didn't show identification because they felt it was a violation of their civil rights.

Hull is about 80 miles northeast of Atlanta.