Public safety training center protestors chain themselves to cranes at NW Atlanta construction site

ATLANTA — Protesters of the proposed Atlanta public safety training center chained themselves to a crane in northwest Atlanta on Wednesday morning.

Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach was live on the scene at 11th Street NW and Bellingrath Ave NW during Channel 2 Action News This Morning where two protestors had climbed up a Brasfield and Gorrie crane.

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Police say they trespassed and chained themselves just after 4:30 a.m. using a makeshift lock called a “Sleeping Dragon.”

The protesters were identified as Parker Demos, 23, and Frederick Hetzel, 22. They say charges against them both are still pending. The exact charges they will face are unclear.


Earlier this year, two protestors locked themselves to equipment at the Brasfield and Gorrie work site on 12th and Juniper.

Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the head contractors for the Atlanta Public Training Center. The construction company is also a donor to the Atlanta Police Foundation.

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