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Riots erupted in Atlanta on Saturday evening over the killing of a far-left gunman in Antifa’s ‘autonomous zone.’
Recall, a Georgia state trooper shot and killed a far-left protester, possibly Antifa, Wednesday during a confrontation near the ‘Cop City’ Atlanta Police Department training facility.
26-year-old Manuel Esteban Paez Teran was killed by police in a shootout so his fellow comrades are out destroying businesses in protest.
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A police car was engulfed in flames.
Antifa militants are destroying businesses and set a police car on fire.
“The riot was organized as revenge for their gunman dying in a shootout at the autonomous zone.” Andy Ngo reported.
Fox News reported:
The incident comes after an activist, Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, was killed by police after allegedly refusing demands by authorities on Wednesday and allegedly fired a gun at state troopers at the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center.
“An individual, without warning, shot a Georgia State Patrol trooper,” Georgia Bureau of Investigations Michael Register told reporters earlier this week. “Other law enforcement personnel returned fire in self-defense and evacuated the trooper to a safe area. The individual who fired upon law enforcement and shot the trooper was killed in the exchange of gunfire.”
Teran was an activist working against the development of the City of Atlanta’s Public Safety Training Center, and his fellow activists vowed to protest against the facility and police after his death.
The protest began peacefully on Saturday before spiraling into chaos, according to FOX 5.
“While the state continues to respect peaceful protest, acts of violence against person or property will not be tolerated. Those committing such unlawful acts will be arrested and prosecuted fully,” Gov. Brian Kemp said Saturday.
“Atlanta Police officers have responded to a group damaging property at several locations along Peachtree [Street],” the Atlanta PD said in a statement Saturday, according to Fox 5. Several arrests have been made at this time and order has been restored to the downtown space. This is still an active and ongoing investigation and we will not be able to provide specifics on arrests numbers or property damaged, at this time.”
Atlanta police are making arrests…