Manuel Esteban Page Terran was protesting a public safety training in a public forested area of about 100 acres in southeast Atlanta.
oi-Sanjay Kumar Jha
At least 6 people have been arrested during a protest in the US state of Georgia. These people were protesting the arrest of an environmental activist in the capital Atlanta. Atlanta Police Chief Darrin Shirbaum told CNN that the protesters were marching peacefully when one activist broke out of the crowd and turned violent. In this rush the crowd also became furious. They attacked the police cruiser. To control this, the police had to take action.
Violent protest in Atlanta
Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Georgia and has a population of about 4.96 lakhs. The police chief said that the police have arrested 6 people. Meanwhile, the police is probing whether any of them were involved in illegal activities. According to CNN, the protesters have also damaged the windows of three shops during this period.
were opposing the construction in the forest
Social media footage shows a police cruiser being set on fire by protesters in the downtown area. The whole affair began when a 26-year-old activist named Manuel Esteban Page Teran was shot dead by the police. Manuel Esteban Page Terran was protesting a public safety training in a public forested area of about 100 acres in southeast Atlanta.
Six arrested in Atlanta after protest against shooting of activist turns violent
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January 22, 2023
death of environmental activist
Activists opposed to public safety training in the forest said that Terran was a forest guard working to fight environmental racism. Teran’s mother said she felt powerless over her son’s death. The victim’s mother told that he was not a violent person, he was a very peaceful person. He had never killed even an animal. Terron’s mother said that his nickname ‘Teron’ was named after a turtle ‘Tortuguita’.
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Six arrested in Atlanta after protest against shooting of activist Manuel Esteban Paez Teran turns violent
Story first published: Sunday, January 22, 2023, 14:10 [IST]