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Construction site is swarmed, burns at Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’

March 6, 2023


The action was the latest violence and destruction of property connected to the 85-acre police, fire and public safety training center being built in a forested area on Atlanta’s south side.

Last fall, activists vandalized the Birmingham, Alabama-area home of Miller Gorrie, chairman of Brasfield & Gorrie. In January, police shot and killed activist Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, in the forest surrounding the site after he allegedly shot at police. An officer suffered a gunshot wound in the exchange, according to police.

The video begins with police standing guard at the site while what appear to be 50 to 75 people dressed in paramilitary clothing and masks approach from the woods.

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