Two NLG Legal Observers Arrested in Atlanta, GA

Two NLG legal observers were arrested during a protest against Cop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Law enforcement detained at least 35 people in Atlanta on Sunday, March 5, at a solidarity music festival over a mile away from the Cop City construction site. All of these arrests are part of ongoing state repression and violence against racial and environmental justice protesters, who are fighting to defend their communities from the harms of militarized policing and environmental degradation on stolen Muscogee land. Each of these instances, including the many protesters charged with domestic terrorism, makes clear that law enforcement views movement activists as enemies of the state.

Read the National NLG statement here.

Read more about the arrests here.