DC activists protest Wells Fargo, Cox Enterprises support for Cop City

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On the 9th of February, the fight against Atlanta's "Cop City" police training range proposed for the Weelaunee Forest again came to DC. Protesters marched on Cox Enterprises (owner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper), and on Wells Fargo(a major funder of the project) with just one demand: Drop Cop City!

We cannot forget the sacrifice of forest defender Tortuguita ("Tort") who gave their life in defense of the Weelaunee Forest on Jan 18, 2023. They were murdered by Atlanta Police in a blizzard of gunfire that day. Bodycamera footage shows four spaced shots followed by a blitz of rapid fire, then a cops saying "you fucked up your own officer" referring to the cop wounded in the guts by another cop's bullet.

Even with the National Guard backing up heavy militarized police, activists are still holding out in the forest, vowing to defend the woods whatever the price may be. From March 4 to 11, another national week of action in the forest has been called for. Reinforcements are always needed.

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