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Sidelined vendors rally against sidewalk sales ban

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Atlanta's street vendors and their supporters marched in front of City Hall on Monday to protest of ban on sales on city sidewalks.

Some 75 vendors marched down Capitol Avenue, where they used to set up stands, to City Hall.

The street vendors say they are fighting for their financial lives and unable to work at any of the Braves homes games. They demanded to be allowed to return to conducting street vending.

The mayor refused to renew permits at the beginning of the year after a judge's ruling that disallowed a city decision to place all vendors under one company.

The vendors aren't the only ones who have taken a financial hit. Some fans miss the discounts they used to get on products before they entered Turner Field.

The mayor's office said that nothing has changed after Monday's demonstration. They said they have no comment because it's a pending legal matter.

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