National Guard troops activated in Atlanta after Governor declares state of emergency.

Photo posted on Georgia Law Enforcement Facebook page

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has announced a state of emergency and activated 1,000 National Guard troops in response to the ongoing violent protests in downtown Atlanta.

The decision follows a shooting that occurred near a future law enforcement training site where a Georgia state trooper was injured and a man was killed. The state of emergency will remain in effect until February 9th, unless renewed by the governor.

The protests, which have been ongoing for months, are centered around the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, nicknamed “Cop City”.

On January 18th, a Florida State University student named Paez Teran was shot and killed by law enforcement after authorities claim he shot and wounded a state trooper during a planned operation to remove protestors from the area.

In the following days, six individuals were arrested in connection with protests at “Cop City” that led to property damage, including the burning of a police vehicle. Some of the arrested protestors were found with explosives, according to Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens.

The state of emergency declaration authorizes the Georgia National Guard to be used in response to continued protests and gives the activated troops the power of arrest and apprehension, similar to that of law enforcement officers.

Governor Kemp stated “Georgians respect peaceful protests, but do not tolerate acts of violence against persons or property.”

This article was written with the assistance of ChatGPT


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