Freaknik Returns to Atlanta

April 14, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal-Constitution) — Two groups are preparing to renew Freaknik this weekend, the picnic organized by college students that morphed into a sprawling street festival that enraged many Atlantans and was eventually shut down by city officials.

One group met Tuesday morning with police officials to discuss a security plan. The group is calling its event iFreaknik and has scheduled events Saturday and Sunday in southwest Atlanta and DeKalb County. Group spokeswoman Lila Brown said they have hired a firm called Total Enforcement Security to provide security.

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