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Violent protesters throw rocks at Atlanta Police Foundation building

Cop City protesters throw rocks at the Atlanta Police Foundation building in downtown Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21. (Fox 5)

Rioters in Atlanta set off fireworks and threw rocks at the Atlanta Police Foundation Saturday evening, according FOX 5 Atlanta.

The incident comes after an activist, Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, was killed by police after allegedly refusing demands by authorities on Wednesday and allegedly fired a gun at state troopers at the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center.

"An individual, without warning, shot a Georgia State Patrol trooper," Georgia Bureau of Investigations Michael Register told reporters earlier this week. "Other law enforcement personnel returned fire in self-defense and evacuated the trooper to a safe area. The individual who fired upon law enforcement and shot the trooper was killed in the exchange of gunfire." Teran was an activist working against the development of the City of Atlanta's Public Safety Training Center, and his fellow activists vowed to protest against the facility and police after his death.

The protest began peacefully on Saturday before spiraling into chaos, according to FOX 5.


"While the state continues to respect peaceful protest, acts of violence against person or property will not be tolerated. Those committing such unlawful acts will be arrested and prosecuted fully," Gov. Brian Kemp said Saturday.

Burning cop cars in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21.

Burning cop cars in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21. (Billy Heath/Fox 5)

Photos show the activists allegedly lit an Atlanta PD vehicle on fire in addition to targeting the Atlanta Police Foundation building.

"Atlanta Police officers have responded to a group damaging property at several locations along Peachtree [Street]," the Atlanta PD said in a statement Saturday, according to Fox 5. 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."

Burning Atlanta Police Department SUV.

Burning Atlanta Police Department SUV. (Billy Heath/Fox 5)

Activists had been camped out on an 85-acre planned facility known as "Cop City" in recent days to protest the planned training center. When Teran was shot and killed after authorities tried to remove the protesters from the plot of land on Wednesday, they vowed to continue their protests.


A total of seven people were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism on Wednesday.

The Twitter account Scenes from the Atlanta Forest called for a "Night of Rage" to enact "reciprocal violence to be done to the police and their allies," according to a post.

Atlanta police work urgently to clear the streets of protesters on Saturday, January 21.

Atlanta police work urgently to clear the streets of protesters on Saturday, January 21. (Billy Heath/Fox 5)

"Consider this a call for reciprocal violence to be done to the police and their allies. On Friday, January 20th, wherever you are, you are invited to participate in a night of rage in order to honor the memory of our fallen comrade," the group wrote on Twitter, in an apparent violation of the platform’s terms and conditions.

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On Saturday night, the son of Democratic House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA 5th District) was reportedly arrested on charges of vandalizing private property and assaulting an officer while resisting arrest during an Antifa riot in Boston, Massachusetts, Post Millenial reported.

The Boston Police Department said in a news release that the suspect was identified as Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose.

Dowell was placed under arrest and charged with; Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Destruction or Injury of Personal Property and Damage of Property by Graffiti/Tagging.

Dowell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court, BPD said in a statement.

More from Boston Police Department:

Incident 1: At about 9:30 PM, on Saturday, January 21, 2021, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a protest at the Parkman Bandstand Monument located within the Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street.

Upon arrival officers observed an individual defacing the monument with spray paint. The tagging read “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB”. The suspect was later identified as Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose.

During the arrest of Jared Dowell, a group of about 20 protesters began to surround officers while screaming profanities though megaphones on the public street causing traffic to come to a standstill. While interfering with the arrest of Jared Dowell, an officer was hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from the nose and mouth.

Twitter user AntifaWatch revealed that the suspect is probably the son of Representative Katherine Clark, a top Democrat in the US House of Representatives.

AntifaWatch posted an online biography of Rep. Clark, mentioning Jared Dowell as one of her children.

“Katherine Clark Children: Meet Addison Dowell, Jared ‘Riley’ Dowell, and Nathaniel Dowell – In this piece, you will get to know all about the children of Katherine Clark.” AntifaWatch revealed that Jared’s Facebook was deleted following the incident.

Jared appears to have gone trans/nonbinary somewhat recently from what we observed on social media.

Jared lists attending a private liberal arts college (Middlebury) on Linkedin from 2018-2022
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