The controversial police training facility known as “Cop City” was back in the news this week after black-clad “activists” descended on the site to start trouble.
Marching over from a music festival at an adjacent property, these agitators used molotov cocktails to light several construction and police vehicles ablaze in a stunning display of anarchy.
They event went online to brag about it.
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Now, many of those involved are facing domestic terrorism charges.
More than 20 people from around the country faced domestic terrorism charges Monday after dozens of young people in black masks attacked the site of a police training center under construction in a wooded area outside Atlanta where one protester was killed in January.
The area has become the flashpoint of ongoing conflict between authorities and left-leaning protesters.
Flaming bottles and rocks were thrown at officers during a protest Sunday at “Cop City,” where 26-year-old environmental activist Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, or “Tortuguita,” was shot to death by officers during a raid at a protest camp in January. Police said Tortuguita attacked them, a version other activists have questioned.
The event was an international one as well.
Almost all those of arrested are from around the U.S., while one is from Canada and another from France, police said.
The trouble could continue throughout the course of the next several days, as activists have called for a “week of action” starting last night.
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