Freaknik Returns to Atlanta
(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.