The story is about protesters gathering at the Cab County jail to demand the release of four activists who were arrested at a planned training center for Atlanta police and First Responders. All of the activists are over the age of 60. This comes shortly after several other activists faced a judge on Rico charges for their involvement in other protests at the same site referred to as “cop City”.
The protesters gathered outside the jail in solidarity with the detained activists who range in age from 63 to 76. They called for the release of these individuals, emphasizing that people of all ages are involved in the movement. The arrests occurred after the four women blocked the entrance to the site. The recent arrests follow the arraignment of 57 people on racketeering charges related to protests earlier in the year.
State Attorney General Chris Carr labeled the protesters as “militant anarchists”, but activists accused Carr and law enforcement of using aggressive tactics to suppress the opposition to the training center. The four activists are currently charged with criminal trespassing and are scheduled to appear before a judge the next morning. The police declined to provide an on-camera statement regarding the matter..