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Leftists Riot in Atlanta, #179415
01/22/2023 03:14 PM
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Leftists Riot in Atlanta, Light Police Car on Fire, Break Windows

Antifa Riot in Atlanta
Rich von Biberstein / Paul Bois21 Jan 20230


Far-left protesters rioted in downtown Atlanta on Saturday evening, lighting a police car on fire and breaking business windows.

The protest reportedly began as a “mostly peaceful” demonstration in response to the death of 26-year-old activist Manuel Teran, who was killed during a police sweep on Wedneday “in what the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said was an exchange of gunfire with police that wounded a state trooper,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). The trooper remains unidentified and is reportedly in stable condition after being taken to a hospital for surgery.

Prior to the rioting, protesters chanted, “No justice, no peace, no killer police” and “Stop cop city,” which refers to the name of the Atlanta police training site.

“They also chanted ‘stop police terror,’ ‘free the activists,’ and ‘drop the charges,’ referring to how at least seven other people have been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism in connection with Wednesday’s law enforcement operation in the southern DeKalb woods,” noted the AJC.

One person attempted to also chant, “If they build it, we will burn it,” in reference to the city’s plans to “build a training center for police and firefighters within several acres of forested land in DeKalb County.”

The protest eventually turned violent, with a police car being set aflame while businesses were broken into. Police responded to multiple instances of property damage along Peachtree Street. The Atlanta Police Foundation also had its glass doors smashed in.

“Several arrests have been made at this time and order has been restored to the downtown space. This is still an active and ongoing investigation and we will not be able to provide specifics on arrests numbers or property damaged, at this time,” the Atlanta Police Department told reporters.

Mayor Andre Dickens also said at a police conference, “Thanks for the quick action of our public safety officials working together, order has been restored in a swift manner.”

“The city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department will not, will not tolerate this and we continue to protect the right to peacefully protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction,” he added.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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Police Arrest 6 After Fiery Atlanta Riots, Mayor Confirms Antifa Used Explosives

by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 - 07:12 AM

A protest in downtown Atlanta over a police shooting turned into a riot on Saturday night, as hooligans attacked the office tower home to the Atlanta Police Foundation, damaged other structures, and torched a police vehicle. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens told reporters police arrested six people -- and some of the ones arrested had explosives.

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The mayhem along famed Peachtree Street -- in the heart of Atlanta's hotel district and right next to the Ritz-Carlton -- sent tourists scattering for safety.

Masked rioters wearing the all-black uniform favored by Antifa used rocks, hammers, fireworks, and spray paint to lash out at 191 Peachtree, a 50-story office tower that Deloitte and many other tenants also use. Other buildings were damaged as the group smashed tall glass windows and revolving doors and painted anti-police slogans on the upscale buildings.

Six were arrested, and police say they confiscated "explosive" devices, though it's not clear if that's a melodramatic description of fireworks. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens confirmed explosives were used in the attacks. He also said that "many of [those arrested] don't even live in Atlanta or in the State of Georgia, and they don't represent the voices of Atlanta."

Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said the rioters had bigger ambitions that cops thwarted:

“We can tell now, early in this investigation, this was not the focus tonight just to damage the windows of three buildings and set a police car on fire. The intent was to continue to do harm, and that did not happen.”

The violence capped a protest march along the street, as demonstrators railed against Wednesday's fatal police shooting of a protestor who was among others trying to prevent the construction of an 85-acre, $90 million police and fire training facility on the city's southeast side, which protestors have dubbed "Cop City."

Police say that the protestor refused to exit a tent on the wooded property where the facility is to be built, and then shot a Georgia State Patrol trooper with a 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, prompting other troopers to open fire. The trooper was hit in the abdomen but lived. Activists challenge the police account and characterize the killing as "murder."

The slain protestor was 26-year-old Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, who was known among the "Stop Cop City" movement by the name "Tortuguita." Associated Press helpfully tells us Teran was a "nonbinary person and used they/it pronouns." He was among many others in approximately 25 campsites.

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In clearing the occupiers, police say they seized mortar-style fireworks, multiple-edged weapons, pellet rifles, gas masks, and a blow torch. Seven people were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism and criminal trespass. Notably, not a single one of them is a Georgia resident.

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In the wake of Teran's death, a Twitter account called "Scenes from the Atlanta Forest" called for a "night of rage" on Friday, with "reciprocal violence to be done to the police and their allies." The account is now suspended. Ahead of the protest, organizers distributed flyers that said, "Police killed a protester. Stand up. Fight back."

Opponents say the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, which will include a gun range, a mock cityscape and a "burn building," will harm black people and the environment. As Jasmine Burnett, organizing director of Community Movement Builder puts it:

"They're literally going to build a mock version of Atlanta to practice different urban warfare tactics. The purpose of this project is to be able to better surveil, better suppress and better prevent liberation movements that directly address the exploitation [of] black and working-class communities."

The project has garnered bonus outrage points for being situated on land that was previously home to a slave plantation and a prison farm.

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For months, opponents have camped out in tents and on platforms in trees, and built sloppy barricades on the property. Over that time, they've stolen and damaged a construction vehicle and thrown a Molotov cocktail at police. Wednesday's police raid was meant to put a decidedly tardy end to all that.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
Re: Leftists Riot in Atlanta, [Re: ConSigCor] #179418
01/22/2023 04:23 PM
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Imagine how big a deal this would be if they were Proud Boys, or "white nationalists." Or Libertarians. Imagine if they were wearing MAGA hats. This would be all over the news.

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