‘Our struggles are connected’: Atlanta protesters link Cop City to Gaza war

Campus protesters say issue of police training center and its connections to Israel has been on their minds for months

The student-led protests at Emory University in Atlanta have distinguished themselves from others occurring across the US in at least one way: protesters are seeking transparency about and divestment from Israel but also from a $109m police training center known as “Cop City”.

A broad-based movement against the training center, now in its fourth year, has drawn national and global headlines, particularly after police shot and killed one environmental protester at a campsite in a public park last year – the first such incident of its kind in US history.

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