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Police: 35 detained after officers attacked, fires set at Atlanta training center site

Posted on AllSides March 6th, 2023
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Credit: Atlanta police

Protesters dressed in all black threw large rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, and fireworks at police officers Sunday at the construction site for the new Atlanta Police Department training facility, according to police.

Several pieces of construction equipment were set on fire, Atlanta’s police Chief Darin Schierbaum said during a press conference around midnight. Some 35 people had been detained as other police agencies stepped in to assist the city’s officers.

“Actions such as this will not be tolerated,” Schierbaum said. “When you attack law enforcement officers, when you damage equipment,...

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