Atlanta’s Fox affiliate report:
Gov. Brian Kemp is issuing a state of emergency ahead of potential anti-police protests in Atlanta this weekend. The order calls for up to 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to be called up to “subdue riot and unlawful assembly.”
Last weekend’s violence came days after law enforcement shot and killed an environmental activist, who the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said shot a state trooper.
Demonstrators took to Underground Atlanta Saturday to demand an investigation into the death of Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, a 26-year-old protester who was killed by Georgia State Troopers during a sweep at Intrenchment Creek Park on Jan 18.
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JUST IN: Georgia governor issues state of emergency, activates National Guard ahead of potential anti-police protests in Atlanta this weekend. @FOX5Atlanta https://t.co/UHI1UWNB5I
— Christine Sperow FOX 5 (@ChristineOnTV) January 26, 2023