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Kemp Declares State of Emergency in Georgia Over ‘Cop City’ Protests

Kemp Declares State of Emergency in Georgia Over ‘Cop City’ Protests

Georgia Following violent protests in Atlanta against the development of a police training complex and the killing by authorities of an environmental protester who is alleged to have shot a state trooper, Governor Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency on Thursday. Unless the governor extends it, the state of emergency, which permits the use of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to respond to episodes of social unrest, will remain until February 9. The Atlantic Public Safety Center, sometimes known as “Cop City,” is being built in Dekalb County’s South River Forest, and protesters are against it. When a protester was fatally shot during a SWAT raid on the “Defend the Atlanta Forest” group camp, the campaign received widespread notice last week.

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