From the 26th to February 9th, 1,000 National Guard troops were deployed
A state of emergency was declared across the state in preparation for riots.
Governor Brian Kemp announced that he would declare a state of emergency throughout the state of Georgia until the 9th of next month, considering the riots in downtown Atlanta on the 26th (Thursday) as terrorism.
Up to 1,000 members of the National Guard will be deployed to the state to respond to the armed protests.
Atlanta police were shot and injured while dispersing protesters in downtown Atlanta on the evening of the 21st (Sat).
CNN reported that environmental protesters, who refer to Atlanta as “the city of police officers,” gathered from 25 areas and camped near the protest site to oppose the construction of a police training center that the city is building.
Police have released charges against six people arrested in downtown Atlanta, each facing four felony charges: domestic terrorism, first-degree arson, second-degree criminal damage and interference with government property.
Police said the suspects, between the ages of 20 and 37, were each also charged with four misdemeanors, including unlawful assembly.
According to police, only one of the six protesters arrested was from Georgia, while the others were from Tennessee, Washington, Maine and Michigan.
<By Eugene Lee>