23 Charged With Domestic Terrorism in Atlanta

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Twenty-three people have been charged with domestic terrorism for their participation in the most recent “Cop City” protest at the construction site of Atlanta’s new police training center.  On Sunday protestors threw rocks and Molotov cocktails, and shot fireworks setting some construction equipment on fire in “a coordinated attack,” according to Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum. The recent protest focused on the death of 26-year-old environmental activist Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, or “Tortuguita” who was killed while protesting at the site in January.  Most of the protestors arrested are from other states, one from Canada, and another from France.  Protestors who oppose “Cop City” range from traditional environmentalists to young, self-proclaimed anarchist activists.