Seattle officials announced on Monday that they would begin to dismantle the six blocks of occupied streets known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or “Chaz”, following two shootings at the site in 48 hours.
“It’s time for people to go home. It is time for us to restore Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill so it can be a vibrant part of the community,” said the Seattle mayor, Jenny Durkan, during a press conference. “We can still accommodate people who want to protest peacefully, come there and gather. But the impacts on the businesses and residents and community are now too much.”
Durkan said Seattle police would be returning to the east precinct, the site they abandoned after a series of dangerous clashes between protesters and law enforcement.
White leftists in CHAZ/CHOP, Seattle protecting the border of a 'colored only' zone in the name of 'anti-racism'.
Because racial segregation is obviously progressive. https://t.co/yQwCU7meY2
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) June 22, 2020
Here's the latest:
– Shaun King called for statues of Jesus to be torn down
– AOC declared herself black
– Another shooting in CHAZ
– TikTokers discovered a human body in a suitcase and took selfies with it in Seattle
And it's only Monday
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 22, 2020