Police in Atlanta report that 35 individuals have been detained following a violent protest that broke out near a new police training facility.
Many pieces of construction machinery were set on fire at the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center site in DeKalb County, according to Police Chief Darin Schierbaum, who spoke at a press conference after midnight.
According to local media sources, the site is on fire. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted police as saying that on Sunday at the construction site, demonstrators in all black hurled huge boulders, bricks, Molotov bombs, and pyrotechnics at police officers.
At a press conference held around midnight, Atlanta police chief Darin Schierbaum revealed that several pieces of construction equipments had been set on fire. Several police agencies intervened to support city authorities after 35 persons had been apprehended.
According to Schierbaum, no cops were hurt during the incident. According to him, officers dispersed the gathering and arrested individuals responsible using nonlethal enforcement techniques.
Schierbaum remarked, “This was a severe, extremely aggressive attack. “This had nothing to do with a public safety training facility.
This was about anarchy, and we’re dealing with it right away.
Early on Monday, the publication reported that the names of detained individuals and the charges against them were not immediately known. Schierbaum noted that many weren’t natives of the Atlanta region.