Spokane woman charged with domestic terrorism amidst Atlanta protests
ATLANTA, Georgia — A Spokane woman is facing domestic terrorism charges in relation to protests that erupted in Atlanta on Sunday evening.
22-year-old Madeleine Feola was one of six demonstrators who were arrested after allegedly wreaking havoc during a protest, including torching a police cruiser and shattering business windows.
These events began to unfold after hundreds of protestors poured into the streets; most of them peacefully protesting the killing of 26-year-old activist Manuel Tortuguita Esteban Paez Teran, who was shot and killed after protesting the construction of a new police training facility near Atlanta.
Law enforcement says a group of masked individuals were seen throwing rocks, setting off fireworks and damaging multiple businesses in the downtown area.
The mayor says five of the six who were arrested came from out-of-state, some of whom were carrying explosives. No law enforcement or citizens were injured.
Feola faces charges of domestic terrorism, first-degree arson, second-degree criminal damage, and second-degree interference with government property.
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