Protesters in Atlanta are calling for violence against police and authorities following a police shooting Wednesday that left one officer injured and one man dead.
The Twitter account for Scenes from the Atlanta forest is calling for a “Night of Rage” on Friday to establish “retaliatory violence against police officers and their allies,” according to the post.
“Consider this a call for violence against the police and their allies. On Friday, January 20, wherever you are, you are invited to participate in a night of violence to honor the memory of our fallen comrade,” he said. The group wrote on Twitter, in what appears to be a violation of the principles of the platform platform.
The article is part of Defend the Atlanta Forest, one of several groups protesting in the area where the city plans to build the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center.
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Protect the Atlanta Forest in a statement to Fox News Digital that “is a large, diverse, dedicated group to protect the Atlanta forest.” He went on to say that they are “combined with the group’s news” and “unaffiliated” with Atlanta Forest Pictures.
In another Scenes from the Atlanta Forest tweet, written a few hours later, the group added: “The police will kill you if given the chance. This is the time for courage. Take care of each other. Be dangerous together.”
The group seems to agree that the story is against Twitter’s policy not to start violence as it said in another tweet that its account “is not long in the world.”
The news comes after a Georgia State Patrol trooper, wearing a vest, was shot in the stomach Wednesday morning. The incident occurred as police attempted to clear a camp near the site where a $90 million Atlanta Police Department (APD) facility will be built.
The search was conducted as part of “an effort to identify individuals who are violating the law and committing other crimes in the area,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said.
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“Around 9:00 a.m. this morning, while officers were passing through the property, officers found a man inside a tent in the woods. Officers issued a citation to the man who did not comply and shot a Georgia State Patrol Trooper.” The GBI said in a statement. “Other policemen returned fire, hitting the man.”
“Police moved the Soldier to a safe place. The man died on the spot,” it added.
The office continued: “The injured Georgia State Patrol Trooper was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. A handgun and bullet casings were located at the scene. The GBI is working on a police shooting and the investigation is ongoing and ongoing. .”
The identities of the officer and the deceased have not yet been released. The officer was hospitalized and is doing well.
At a press conference, GBI director Michael Register confirmed that the shooting was in self-defense after the deceased fired “without warning” at the trooper.
“A person, without warning, opened fire on a Georgia State Patrol trooper,” the Register told reporters. “Other policemen returned fire in self-defense and moved the soldier to a safe place. The person who fired at the policemen and shot the soldier was killed by the gun.”
Four others were arrested at the scene and taken to the DeKalb County Jail. Payment is pending.
“They are endangering the people of this area and the citizens around this area,” Register said of the camp and protesters, FOX 5 Atlanta reported.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also spoke about the shooting and said he and his family are praying for law enforcement.
“Marty, the girls, and I are praying for the brave Troopers and law enforcement agencies in all law enforcement agencies today,” she tweeted Wednesday morning. “Our thoughts remain with him and his family, our determination remains steadfast and strong to see the criminals brought to justice.”
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The joint task force formed to deal with the crime scene at the APD site includes the GBI, Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Attorney General’s Office, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, FBI, DeKalb County Police Department, Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
Protect the Atlanta Forest held a vigil Wednesday evening in Little Five Points Square “to remember a forest ranger” who was “killed by police,” it announced on Twitter.
“Today the police shot and killed a forest guard under the canopy of our beloved forest,” the group said. “No one can bring our friend to us. An innocent life has been taken and the machine continues.”
“We will not go quietly into this dark night,” it added.
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“The police killed a forest protector today, a man who loves forests, a man who fights to protect the planet and its inhabitants,” the group continued in a tweet.
“This is why we plan to stop Cop City. And we will. Out of respect for their lives, and the lives of everyone killed and arrested by the police.”
The group also announced another event on Saturday, where members are encouraged to “wear black in mourning” for a deceased member.
These incidents come amid clashes between protesters and the police, including several arrests over several months during an APD construction operation.
“The Atlanta Police Department wants to turn 300 acres of forest into a professional training center with a noisy city. This project was announced to the surprise of the community who were not given a chance to think about what they want. shadier than the forest itself,” Protect the Atlanta Forest website reads.
According to the group, they are clearly opposed to the new “Cop City” because it “will make the police more law-abiding” and “will be an example of a police state with a budget explosion.”
The group has cited the 2020 death of George Floyd and others as its reason for protesting police brutality.
The group also says it does not promote violence and that “no one has been harmed by those involved in this group.”
Last week, anarchists in Atlanta targeted Brasfield & Gorrie, the main police contractor, and sprayed paint on its buildings.
“B&G stop city police,” the graffiti read, according to the photos. “We have the numbers,” one graffiti message read.
Also, last month, police arrested five people at the APD station. He was also charged with domestic violence.
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On December 14, the GBI wrote: “Yesterday, December 13, 2022, our agents assisted APD and other members of the local, state, and military forces in removing barricades that blocked some of the entrances to the training facility.”
“Prior to yesterday’s operation, APD and other agencies have made several arrests over the past few months for crimes that have been going on in the area. Some of the crimes include car thefts, various crimes against people, vandalism, arson, and organized crime. which people continue to do in the area where they are being trained,” it said.
Those arrested were Francis Carroll, 22, of Maine; Nicholas Olson, 25, of Nebraska; Serena Hertel, 25, from California; Leonardo Vioselle, 20, of Macon, Georgia; and Arieon Robinson, 22, of Wisconsin.
“After officers cleared the scene, which included treehouses, they found explosives, gasoline, and street fires,” the GBI said in a statement on Dec. 14.
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DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston said those arrested attacked firefighters and police with rocks and weapons as the officers removed barricades that blocked off other areas, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
The APD site’s current research is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact local police or the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS.
Paul Best of Fox News contributed to this story.