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2 arrested in 'Cop City' protest at Midtown Atlanta construction site

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Two people have been arrested after chaining themselves to a crane at a construction site in Midtown during a protest of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center.

The demonstration occurred at a Brasfield & Gorrie construction site on 11th Street and Bellingrath Avenue.

"Stop Cop City" activists told FOX 5 in a statement that two people climbed a 250-foot construction crane to place a banner that reads "Drop City City."

The pair then attached themselves to the crane's ladder system with reinforced pipes, often referred to as a "sleeping dragon."

Several other protesters gathered with signs along 11th Street.

FOX 5 was there as the two activists were taken away in handcuffs. Police have identified them as 23-year-old Parker Demos and 22-year-old Frederick Hetzel. Demos was issued a Georgia's driver's license on March 22 and is previously from North Carolina. Hetzel is a resident of Decatur.

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Mar-28-2024
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