Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Thursday in the lead-up to what is expected to be potentially violent anti-police protests in Atlanta this weekend. Fox News reports that the governor activated 1,000 National Guard troops to keep the peace as many within the Antifa organization appear ready to stir up trouble in the area. There has already been some violence by this group. They have thrown rocks, launched fireworks, and taken other aggressive actions against law enforcement in the area. The group even burned a police vehicle in front of the Atlanta Police Foundation building last week. The Governor's order reads the following: "Georgians respect peaceful protests, but do not tolerate acts of violence against persons or property." [tweet_embed]January 29, 2023[/tweet_embed] The state of emergency is set to expire on February 9th unless the Governor at any point extends it. Violence exploded in Atlanta between this group and police after the police-involved shooting of environmental activist Manuel Esteban Paez Teran. The anti-police groups have been occupying a section of Atlanta as they are protesting the construction of a police training building slated to be constructed in the area. The group has referred to the building as "Cop City." [tweet_embed]January 29, 2023[/tweet_embed] The 26-year-old Paez was shot and killed by police after he fired upon a Georgia State Trooper as that trooper attempted to remove activists from the encampment that they had constructed around the "Cop City" building. Ultimately, these protestors will need to be removed from the area so that construction may move forward. Authorities say that the state trooper was injured due to shots fired at him. According to reports by local authorities, he had to go to the hospital and undergo surgeries for his injuries. However, he is expected to make a full recovery.