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Six people arrested and explosives were found on “Stop Cop City” protesters in Downtown Atlanta

A building that houses the Atlanta Police Foundation was attacked with rocks and fireworks, according to reports.

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The Atlanta, Georgia police stated they detained six people after a peaceful protest over a proposed police training ground became violent on Saturday night.

The Atlanta Police Foundation’s enormous glass windows were reportedly broken by protestors wearing all-black clothing and masks who flung rocks and lighted fireworks in front of the structure on Peachtree Street and Andrew Young Boulevard.

When the protestors reached downtown, they “began doing illegal behaviours, which included the breaking of windows and also attacking police cruisers that were in the neighbourhood,” according to Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum. The protestors were opposed to a new police training facility.

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According to Schierbaum, police immediately put an end to the violence, and neither people nor law enforcement personnel were hurt.

However, he claimed that three businesses had suffered damage.

Some of the protesters tonight, according to Mayor Andre Dickens, came from beyond the area.

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“Many of them don’t even reside in Atlanta or in the state of Georgia, and they don’t reflect the voices of Atlanta,” he claimed, adding that some of the protestors were equipped with explosives. He also said that many of the protestors did not represent the opinions of Atlanta.

Dickens said that it was true that a police car had been set on fire.

On Twitter, governor Brian Kemp condemned the violent crimes.

Violence and unlawful destruction of property are not acts of protest. They are crimes that will not be tolerated in Georgia and will be prosecuted fully.

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Lockdowns in the area of Chandler have been lifted, subjects detained

5 Chandler schools on lockdown after report of armed man

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Chandler Police have subjects detained. Lockdowns in the area have been lifted. There are no threats to the public.

Police were working on an active police incident near the area of Arizona Ave & Chandler Bl.

There are numerous police units in the area; please use caution & stay out of the area.

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Statement from Chandler High School and Galveston to Families:

Out of an abundance of caution, Chandler Police have put CHS and Galveston on modified lockdowns due to a police investigation in the area. All students are safe. This matter does not involve our schools. We will communicate again once police have advised us to lift the lockdowns. Please do not come to the school. Teaching and learning do continue. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

This is an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public.

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