atlanta police department Announces 23 arrests after music festival turned into violent protests where Atlanta plans to build a police and fire training facility.
Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, police said a group of violent agitators staged a peaceful protest and launched a coordinated attack on construction equipment and police officers at the planned Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. Did.
Atlanta officials said the group had dressed in all black, entered the construction area, and displaced large rocks, bricks, and Molotov cocktails and fireworks at law enforcement.
“This is not a protest,” an APD official said at a news conference Sunday night. “This was not about public training centers. This was about anarchy.
Officials said the illegal conduct may have resulted in physical harm. No injuries have been reported.
Police arrested a total of 23 people. Only two are from Georgia. According to Atlanta Police, the following individuals have been charged with domestic terrorism:
Thomas Jurgens, a 28-year-old staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, was one of two Georgians caught in the turmoil, police said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate.
Save the Atlanta Forest sent out a statement Sunday night that some said.
“Cop City will never be a legal project. It continues to be widely opposed by Atlantans. We firmly believe in building a new world where everyone is safe from police terrorism.”
Stop Cop City have accused police of raiding their music festival not far from the location of their training center.Tensions have risen since State police officers shoot protesters dead at the scene.
However, the GBI said the protesters opened fire first.
Channel 2’s Michael Seident returned to the scene on Monday and state investigators were seen combing the area and taking pictures of the charred debris left behind.
Wishing you a peaceful night, the police are ready for anything.
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