Gunshots ring out as protesters throw Molotov cocktails at ‘Cop City’ site in Atlanta
BREAKING NEWS: Gunshots ring out as protesters throw Molotov cocktails and torch a police surveillance tower and construction vehicles at ‘Cop City’ site in Atlanta
- Protesters at a proposed police training center in Atlanta threw set construction vehicles aflame and burned down a surveillance tower
- The rioters are said to have thrown rocks, sticks and even Molotov cocktails at police on the scene of Atlanta’s future Public Safety Training Facility
- The area is now under lockdown as authorities work to put out the fires
Protests at a proposed police training center in Atlanta became fiery Sunday night as rioters set construction vehicles aflame and threw rocks, sticks and even Molotov cocktails at police.
The site of Atlanta’s future Public Safety Training Facility — dubbed Cop City by those who protest its development — is now under lockdown as crews work to put out smoke and flames.
Officials say at least one construction vehicle was set on fire during the protests Sunday night, and video posted online shows a police surveillance tower on fire.
Police say the protest has since been contained, though many of the protesters scattered back into the woods, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
It remains unclear whether any arrests were made, or if anyone was injured in the blazes.
Protesters set fire to a police surveillance tower at the site of a proposed police training facility in Atlanta
The dramatic confrontation between police and protesters comes as individuals and activist organizations descend on the proposed site for a ‘week of action’ to protest its development.