COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County Bank of America was vandalized Saturday.
The Bank of America on Wade Green Road had graffiti on the front doors and an ATM that said phrases such as “Stop Cop City” and “Funds Cop City.”
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Stop Cop City is the name of an organization that opposes the construction of an Atlanta Police Department training center.
In August 2022, Bank of America donated over $1.2 million to Atlanta nonprofits, one of them being the Atlanta Police Foundation.
It is unclear if members of Stop Cop City are directly involved with the vandalism.
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The incident at Bank of America was just one of the incidents that occurred Saturday that related to the Stop Cop City demonstrations.
Atlanta police said a group of Stop Cop City protesters broke windows of buildings, attacked APD patrol cars and set an APD cruiser on fire after a peaceful protest turned violent in downtown Atlanta.
Chief Schierbaum said the group’s intention was to continue causing damage Saturday night.
Spokespeople with Stop Cop City, who have claimed several times that they are peaceful protesters, released a statement that said they do not plan on backing down and do not believe their actions on Saturday night are violent.
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Atlanta leaders confirmed that six protesters were arrested Saturday night, several not being residents of the Atlanta area or the state of Georgia. Their identities have not been released.
Mike Register, the Director of the GBI, said the protesters are not peaceful but were violent on many occasions.
“Arson, attacking citizens, shooting police officers, using explosives,” Register said at a news conference Wednesday.
Police have not identified the individual responsible for vandalizing the Bank of America building.
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