Police have charged at least 23 people with ‘domestic terrorism’ following violent protests at the site of a new public safety training center in Atlanta known as “Cop City.”
CNN reports that “violent agitators” attacked Atlanta police officers and construction equipment “with Molotov cocktails, commercial-grade fireworks, bricks and large rocks,” even setting a tractor on fire as evidenced by video at the scene.
The incident comes just two months after ABC News famously portrayed similar video evidence in the same location regarding protests of that same “Cop City” as “peaceful.”
Odd how something so ‘peaceful’ originally would eventually yield to domestic terrorism charges and more violence.
Six people were arrested after a peaceful protest over a proposed police training ground turned violent in Atlanta, police said. https://t.co/7LDbaelFxK pic.twitter.com/gXpRjNq5im
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2023
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Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ Attacked
The Atlanta Police Department announced the arrests and described the actions taken by those attacking the “Cop City” as “a coordinated attack on construction equipment and police officers.”
“They changed into black clothing and entered the construction area and began to throw large rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, and fireworks at police officers,” a statement reads. “The agitators destroyed multiple pieces of construction equipment by fire and vandalism.”
This all sounds very familiar. Where have we seen this before? Violence in D.C. during Trump’s inauguration? ‘Protestors’ outside a Portland courthouse? The race riots of 2020?
It’s almost as if there is some sort of consistent pattern here. And yet the media portrays these domestic terrorists as ‘mostly peaceful’ while the rioters on January 6th were the most violent people they have ever seen.
Antifa attacked the Atlanta future Public Safety Training Facility.
This is domestic terrorism.
It was planned for weeks and announced on social media.
Antifa are self proclaimed communists and consistently organize to attack our government over and pic.twitter.com/8YxXV6deRf… https://t.co/oy0ZwcdoCx
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 6, 2023
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One of those charged with domestic terrorism in the incident is Thomas Webb Jurgens, an attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The SPLC is a controversial group itself but is often cited by law enforcement and the media as a source for identifying extremists. In reality, they are a left-wing group trying to demonize political opponents as violent threats when they oftentimes are not.
Case in point, they once labeled Dr. Ben Carson an “extremist,” something they later had to apologize for.
One of the Antifa members arrested on domestic terrorism charges in Atlanta last night is a staff attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The FBI has historically used the SPLC as a source for who should be considered domestic terrorists. pic.twitter.com/y5isk5AHaq
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 6, 2023
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Greene Calls For Antifa to be Labeled a Terrorist Organization
Following the violent attack on Atlanta’s ‘Cop City,” Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said she would introduce legislation labeling Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization.
“Antifa are domestic terrorists and I’m introducing my resolution to officially declare them a terrorist organization on Tuesday,” she tweeted.
“This is domestic terrorism. It was planned for weeks and announced on social media. Antifa are self-proclaimed communists and consistently organize to attack our government over and over again,” added Greene. “They should be taken seriously and not tolerated anymore.”
Her resolution designating Antifa as a terrorist organization is slated to be introduced today.
Antifa are domestic terrorists and I’m introducing my resolution to officially declare them a terrorist organization on
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 6, 2023
Fox News is reporting that there has not been any confirmation as of yet by state officials whether members of Antifa have taken part in the violence in Atlanta.
Riots originally raged at the ‘Cop City’ location in January, resulting from protests over the shooting of 26-year-old eco-activist Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, whom authorities claim shot and wounded a state trooper tasked with clearing protesters from the site.
Six people were arrested for their respective roles in the January riots and charged with four felony counts, including domestic terrorism, arson in the first degree, criminal damage in the second degree, and interference with government property.
That’s a gunman wounding a police officer, Molotov cocktails, arson, and vandalism all at the same site. We’d hate to see if they weren’t mostly peaceful protesters.
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Oh my, peaceful protesters. I hope the Atlanta ,Ga. leaders will prosecute with no bail and toss them ALL INTO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME. It took MTG to finally legislate ANTIFA as a terrorist group!
The other thing here is, only 3 of these terrorists were Ga. Resident. All the rest were out of Staters. Another from Canada and another from France. Ya, this was organized.
Yup. MSM never lies or ‘stretches’ the truth, right? It’s (say it with me, now) “Trump’s Fault!”
Well, I have to say it… if we had Governor DeSantis instead of weak Governor Kemp, this would not be happening. It’s time for our lackluster Governor to label ANTIFA as a terrorist organization and start filling Georgia prisons with their terroristic azzes. ANTIFA is the epitome of white suprematism that needs to be obliterated!! If you haven’t noticed these are NOT black people rioting but wayward children of the elite in this country… time to round them up! But, alas, our Governor Kemp lacks the cajones needed to stop this violence… maybe instead of police cars you go and fire bomb the Governor’s mansion, that’s one piece of real estate that wouldn’t be missed. Nor would our weak, cowardly Governor.
Don’t just arrest them, LOCK THEM UP IN A GUARDED “FEMA CAMP” AND MAKE THEM SURVIVE ON BREAD AND WATER FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 YEARS EACH.
these antifa types …No More , throw away the key
We won’t stand for this any more .send a clear message …punish punish no bail