A total of 35 protesters were arrested in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States on March 5, 2023. They are accused of hurling rocks, bricks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails at Atlanta Police Department officers near the site of the soon-to-be Atlanta Public Safety Training Center.
The group of protesters attended a music festival near the site of the planned public safety training facility. Afterwards, they changed into black clothing, entered the construction area, approached the officers and launched a coordinated attack.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, fire and vandalism destroyed tractors and other several other pieces of construction equipment at the site during the attack. The officers exercised restraint and held their position until authorities from other law enforcement agencies arrived and arrested 35 protesters via non-lethal enforcement.
Among the 35 arrested protesters, 23 were charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations with felony domestic terrorism. Here is the list:
- Alexis Papali, 48, Massachusetts, USA
- Amin Chaoui, 31, Virginia, USA
- Aya Elegla King, 18, Massachusetts, USA
- Colin Dorsey, 42, Maine, USA
- Dimitri Leny, 25, France
- Ehret William, 22, Nottingham, Colorado, USA
- Emma Bogush, 24, Connecticut, USA
- Grace Martin, 22, Wisconsin, USA
- Jack April Beamon, 22, Georgia, USA
- James Mariscana, 29, North Carolina, USA
- Kamryn Darel Pipes, 26, Louisiana, USA
- Kayley Meissner, 19, Wisconsin, USA
- Luke Harper, 27, Florida, USA
- Maggie June Gates, 25, Indiana, USA
- Mattia Luini, 30, New York, USA
- Max Biederman, 25, Arizona, USA
- Priscilla Grim, 49, New York, USA
- Robert-Paul Fredrique, 34, Canada
- Samuel Ward, 26, Arizona, USA
- Thomas Webb Jurgens, 28, Georgia, USA
- Timothy Bilodeau, 25, Massachusetts, USA
- Victor Puertas, 46, Utah, USA
- Zoe Larmey, 25, Tennessee, USA
Since the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center was proposed in 2021, it has been at the center of protests. Also known as Cop City, the facility was approved by the Atlanta government.
The facility is being built on 85 acres of a 400-acre property owned by the Atlanta government. The property is located in DeKalb County, Georgia within the larger South River Forest, which is called Weelaunee by the land’s indigenous people.
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