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More Activists Arrested Protesting Atlanta’s Cop City as Police Crackdown Intensifies

HeadlineSep 08, 2023

In more news from Georgia, at least five protesters were arrested Thursday after they chained themselves to construction equipment at the site of Cop City, a massive $90 million police training complex in Atlanta. The action came in response to the indictment earlier this week of 61 activists on racketeering charges over their involvement in the movement to stop Cop City. Five of them were also indicted on domestic terrorism and arson charges. This is Ayeola Omolara Kaplan, an Atlanta artist and one of the Cop City protesters taken into custody Thursday.

Ayeola Omolara Kaplan: “We have to stand up and take our own future into our own hands through direct actions like this. We need as many people as possible to join this fight of nonviolent direct actions. The more of us that are willing to take the risk and come out here and put their bodies on the line to save the forest, then we will win.”

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