(SNews) – A mob of violent Antifa militants launched a “coordinated attack” against a police facility in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday.
Leftist extremists launched the violent terror campaign to stop the construction of the new police training center in Dekalb County’s South River Forest.
Officers were again pelted with rocks and explosive devices during an anti-police “protest” on Sunday.
The violent demonstration took place at the site of the planned Atlanta Public Safety Training Center.
According to police, 35 radical extremists were detained over the attack.
Some Antifa members have also reportedly been charged with domestic terrorism.
In February, a Marxist group that claims to be “a broad, diverse, decentralized movement to defend the Atlanta Forest” posted calls on social media for a “week of action to #StopCopCity … for March 4-11 in Atlanta, GA.”
What is now will not be forever. The Weelaunee & greater Atlanta forest will bud, grow & bloom. If we act to defend restoration & growth will follow. New life springs forth from the forest floors, from devastation.
"We are not in the least afraid of ruins."
Spring is coming. https://t.co/agnC2FzlrK
— Defend the Atlanta Forest (@defendATLforest) February 6, 2023
The leftist blog Atlanta Community Press Collective, which has long promoted anti-police initiatives in the area, noted that hundreds of masked extremists heard the call and gathered over the weekend.
They were reportedly chanting, “If you build it, we will burn it,” as well as Marxist slogans such as “we have nothing to lose but our chains.”
Reuters reported that leftist demonstrators held a music festival the following day, again in protest of the construction of what they call “Cop City.”
The revelry did not last long, however.
Black-clad Antifa militants amongst the crowd soon began throwing rocks at police, starting fires, and launching incendiary devices.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, a group of violent agitators used the demonstration as cover to launch a “coordinated attack” on construction equipment and police officers.
They threw “large rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, and fireworks at police officers.”
This video shows the leftist extremists beginning to charge toward the construction site:
Atlanta Public Safety Training Center Demonstrations. https://t.co/boTaYkaWvn pic.twitter.com/r6u6Ki3mLt
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) March 6, 2023
In addition to attacking officers, roughly 100 Antifa extremists vandalized various pieces of construction equipment.
CONSTRUCTION SITE BURNS: Huge plumes of smoke and massive police response after @defendATLforest / #StopCopCity protesters face off with police at the site of Atlanta’s future Public Safety Training Facility. I’m told Molotov cocktails were thrown. Construction equipment is on… https://t.co/6dIyrPff6T pic.twitter.com/0F9qj8dgFn
— Billy Heath III (@BillyHeathFOX5) March 5, 2023
Antifa attacked the Atlanta future Public Safety Training Facility.
This is domestic terrorism.
It was planned for weeks and announced on social media.
Antifa are self proclaimed communists and consistently organize to attack our government over and pic.twitter.com/8YxXV6deRf… https://t.co/oy0ZwcdoCx
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 6, 2023