‘Now you’re a terrorist’: Atlanta’s Cop City crackdown | Fault Lines Documentary

A decentralized movement of environmental and social justice activists in Atlanta is trying to stop the construction of “Cop City,” a $90 million police training complex in one of the city’s last remaining forests. But authorities in Georgia are characterising the movement as an extremist organisation, and have launched an unprecedented crackdown.

Dozens of protesters are now facing decades in prison for racketeering and domestic terrorism charges. Civil rights experts warn that successful convictions would give police and prosecutors a new playbook that criminalizes political association and treats property destruction as terrorism.

Producer: Mark Scialla
Correspondent: Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Director of Photography: Joel Van Haren
Editor: Warwick Meade
Executive Producer: Laila Al-Arian
Production Manager: Anabelle Rojas
Senior Producer and Fact-checker: Kavitha Chekuru
Sound Mix: Linus Bergman
Digital Producer: Riham Mansour
Special thanks: Anna Kook

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