On March 5th, during the week of action in defense of the Weelaunee Forest and against cop city, activists held forest defense workshops and a music festival attended by over 800 people.
That evening a large crew of forest defenders gathered and marched to the cop city construction site.
Forest defenders torched construction equipment, a police surveillance station, and destroyed barricades intended to keep people out of the forest.
As smoke rose from the smoldering ashes of their new training facility, police locked down the park and began making arrests.
As part of their brutal repression tactics police have handed down domestic terrorism charges to 23 people. You can contribute to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund here: atlsolidarity.org/
Cop city will never be built.