2023-03-09 13:38:18

Opposition Grows to Atlanta "Cop City" as More Forest Defenders Charged with Domestic Terrorism

Prosecutors in Atlanta have charged 23 forest defenders with "domestic terrorism" after their arrests late Sunday at a festival near the site of Cop City, a massive police training facility being built in the Weelaunee Forest. The arrests followed clashes between police and protesters on Sunday afternoon and came less than two months after Atlanta police shot and killed Manuel "Tortuguita" Terán, a 26-year-old environmental defender. For an update on the growing movement to fight Cop City in Atlanta, we're joined by Micah Herskind, a local community organizer, and Kamau Franklin, founder of Community Movement Builders.

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