Members of the left have been trying to destroy our cities brick by brick for decades. Their bleeding of hatred, division, and violence has been presented under a thinly veiled message of unity and community. With Antifa back at the forefront of their latest “protesting” activities following the corrupt death of Black Lives Matter, things have turned incredibly ugly.
Their latest cause has been the creation of a police training zone in Atlanta, GA. Nicknames “Cop City” and the “protesters” have been dug in for months now. Having built platforms in the trees and setting up camps on the ground, they are refusing to stay vacated to allow the training area to be built. Recently their activities and aggression have increased, resulting in more police interaction and violence.
Fired up by the shooting death of 26-year-old activist Manuel Teran during a cleansing of the park on January 18th, they took their riots to downtown Atlanta. This time they torched a cop car and shattered the windows of numerous businesses. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, His death came “in what the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said was an exchange of gunfire with police that wounded a state trooper.” While still unnamed, the officer has been listed as being in stable condition following surgery at a local hospital.
Complete with their usual “No justice, no peace, no killer police” as well as their latest, “Stop cop city,” the rioters are trying to send a message to the city about their plans for the heavily forested several acres in DeKalb County. One tried getting an “If they build it, we will burn it,” chant going, but it never really caught on.
What did catch on was the spark of violence. After pushing the police line, they got into a heavy conflict, and eventually took that aggression to the local businesses unfortunate enough to be in the area. With the flaming cop car and broken glass everywhere, Peachtree Street looked more like a warzone than a hub for business. Unsurprisingly, the Atlanta Police Foundation had its windows shattered as well.
Speaking with reporters, the Atlanta PD provided basic details about the day. “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.”
Mayor Andre Dickens also spoke up at the conference. “Thanks for the quick action of our public safety officials working together, order has been restored in a swift manner. The city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department will not, will not tolerate this and we continue to protect the right to peacefully protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction.”
Later the Mayor also confirmed allegations that those arrested were found with explosives. This kind of development changes the way things play out for them. Being found like this crosses the organization over into a zone the left or mainstream media has refused to acknowledge.
Being tagged “terrorists” could prove detrimental to their cause. Instead of being tolerated in the spirit of the 1st Amendment, they would be persecuted everywhere they showed up. There would be no peace for their members.
Then again, if the left doesn’t have their group of foot soldiers to do their dirty work, they wouldn’t have a way to get people on their side. Any time these “protests” turn into riots they need someone to set the flame. It won’t come from the wholesome faces they put on camera, it will be from someone with much less to lose. All in the name of trying to appease the Antifa war machine.
Previous plots to burn Atlanta to the ground have been destroyed before. They won’t let the city get torched, but should Antifa make use of their explosives, they would end up completely obliterated. If they don’t, we not only have to question Biden about his mental state but also how far the left is willing to go to get control.