A staff attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was arrested Sunday night at the riot outside of Atlanta where the future site of a police training center has become a battleground between law enforcement and anti-police activists.
Over 20 people were arrested after construction equipment was damaged and fires were started by the rioters. Police also came under attack by the mob before enough manpower was brought in to clamp down on the group.
Atlanta Police stated the rioters “used the cover of a peaceful protest of the proposed Atlanta Public Safety Training Center to conduct a coordinated attack on construction equipment and police officers. They changed into black clothing and entered the construction area and began to throw large rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, and fireworks at police officers. The agitators destroyed multiple pieces of construction equipment by fire and vandalism.”
Breaking: @Atlanta_Police released another camera angle of the #Antifa terror attack southeast of Atlanta. A large mob of @defendATLforest masked extremists ambushed the officers, hurling explosive fireworks & rocks at them. The officers were trying to https://t.co/9pTeUCNlwX… https://t.co/BK10lIMchC pic.twitter.com/MVfeeaiEok— Andy Ngô ????️???? (@MrAndyNgo) March 6, 2023
From earlier today pic.twitter.com/bnfXvVOMYa— Sean Keenan (@ThatSeanKeenan) March 6, 2023
Among those arrested was suspect Thomas Webb Jurgen, where on his now-deleted LinkedIn profile, it stated he worked at SPLC, a far-left organization. His LinkedIn profile also stated Jurgens was a legal intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida and an assistant public defender prior to joining SPLC.
#StopCopCity suspect Thomas Webb Jurgens, a staff attorney working on the Southern Poverty Law Center's Economic Justice Project, was arrested and charged with domestic terrorism following Sunday's far-left firebombing of the Atlanta police training facility under construction. pic.twitter.com/Iarco99b9V— Mia Cathell (@MiaCathell) March 6, 2023
Jurgen is being charged with domestic terrorism by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.