“domestic terrorists run by 'radical left Democrats' have taken over Seattle”, STOOP THEM!

Trump claims that domestic terrorists run by “radical left Democrats” have taken over Seattle. #CHAZ is not exactly Paris 1968 or even 1871. Imagine Occupy as a street fair. Trump is relying on his alternate reality to keep him appearing like IMPOTUS*.

Darn it, the oxymorons have liberated Seattle and nationalized Microsoft and Boeing… not.

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There likely will be violence, but only by malign people. There are demands which represent a host of agendas, as well as a lot of disinformation being generated in places like Reddit.

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— Political Scrutiny 101 (@PoliScrutiny101) June 11, 2020

SEATTLE — On the streets next to a police precinct in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, protesters and officers spent a week locked in a nightly cycle of standoffs, at times ending with clouds of tear gas.



But facing a growing backlash over its dispersal tactics in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the Seattle Police Department this week offered a concession: Officers would abandon their precinct, board up the windows and let the protesters have free rein outside.

In a neighborhood that is the heart of the city’s art and culture — threatened these days as rising tech wealth brings in gentrification — protesters seized the moment. They reversed the barricades to shield the liberated streets and laid claim to several city blocks, now known as the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.”

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The protest zone has increasingly functioned with the tacit blessing of the city. Harold Scoggins, the fire chief, was there on Wednesday, chatting with protesters, helping set up a call with the police department and making sure the area had portable toilets and sanitation services.

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The demonstrators have also been trying to figure it out, with various factions voicing different priorities. A list of three demands was posted prominently on a wall: One, defund the police department; two, fund community health; and three, drop all criminal charges against protesters.

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The protesters also had differing opinions about how long the autonomous zone would last. Some wondered if the police department would try to reclaim the territory. Others said they expected the barriers to be up for weeks, until state and city leaders had done enough to meet their demands.

www.nytimes.com/…

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— Casey Martin (@caseyworks) June 11, 2020

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— Casey Martin (@caseyworks) June 11, 2020

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— Casey Martin (@caseyworks) June 11, 2020

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— Joe Mirabella (@joemirabella) June 11, 2020

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— Anonymous (@AnonPacific) June 11, 2020

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— GolfDude2000 (@GolfDude2000) June 11, 2020

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— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 11, 2020

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— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) June 11, 2020

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