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Police Raid Atlanta’s Weelaunee Forest to Clear “Cop City” Protesters

HeadlineMar 28, 2023

Police in Atlanta, Georgia, raided the Weelaunee Forest Monday in an attempt to clear protesters who have camped in the area for months as part of a campaign to block the construction of a massive police training facility known as Cop City. According to the Atlanta Justice Alliance, one of the first things destroyed during the raid was a memorial to Tortuguita, a forest defender who was shot dead by police in January. There are reports authorities may be planning to begin clear-cutting parts of the forest in the coming days.

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