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Fox News Used Digitally Altered Photos in Coverage of Seattle Protests and 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone'
Fox News has repeatedly published digitally altered photographs as part of a series of stories about protests on Seattle's Capitol Hill that aired June 12. The misleading images were first discovered by the Seattle Times, which raised the issue to Fox News. "Fox's site had no disclaimers revealing the photos had been manipulated. The network removed the images after inquiries from The Seattle Times," The Times reported June 12. The photos areThe misleading images were first discovered by the Seattle Times, which raised the issue to Fox News.
vowed Tuesday that what happened in Seattle will not take place in the nation's capital, and that no such "autonomous zone" will be established in D.C. after protesters who attempted to set up such a space were cleared out the night before.
Demonstrators on Monday had blocked off an area that they called the "Black House Autonomous Zone," or "."
Trump Says He’s Planning Crackdown on Seattle Protesters
President Donald Trump threatened to crack down on Seattle anti-police brutality protesters who’ve taken over several blocks of the city unless municipal and state leaders move to reclaim control of the streets. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Visitors walk near a sign that reads "Welcome to CHOP," Sunday, June 14, 2020, inside what has been named the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone in Seattle. Protesters calling for police reform and other demands have taken over several blocks near downtown Seattle after officers withdrew from a police station in the area following violent confrontations.
"There will never be an 'Autonomous Zone' in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!" Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
Protesters also had defaced and attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House, and the historic St. John's Episcopal Church, often called the Church of the Presidents, was vandalized with "BHAZ" spray-painted on its pillars.
The efforts by protesters were similar to those inwho carved out the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest," or "CHOP," in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood more than two weeks ago. City officials announced Monday that steps were being taken to after a series of shootings and other violence within the area.
Trump warns potential protesters against coming to Tulsa
USA-POLICE-TRUMP: Trump warns potential protesters against coming to Tulsa © Reuters / SHANNON STAPLETON TRUMP WARNS EVIDENTS AGAINST HIS COME TO TULSA WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump warned Friday of possible protesters who wanted to disrupt his visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the American president planned a big meeting on Saturday to relaunch his campaign for the November 3 presidential election in the United States.
"There should be no place in Seattle that the Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Police Department can't go," Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday. Durkan had previously faced criticism for saying that the protests going on in the CHOP area could bring about a "summer of love."
Earlier Tuesday morning, Trump warned protesters who damage federal property that they could be arrested and imprisoned. In a Fox News interview, he criticized state leaders for not being as tough on those who seek the destruction of historical monuments.
"A lot of states are weak. A lot of people are weak and they’re allowing it to happen," Trump said.
Speaking of those going after monuments of controversial historical figures, Trump also told reporters, "They're bad people, they don't love our country."
Fox News' Louis Casiano contributed to this report.
The Trump administration wants social media platforms to police protesters .
The letters come after protestors have taken down statues representing white supremacy have been taken down, sometimes by municipal leaders and sometimes by impromptu groups of protestors. Many companies already have policies prohibiting content that incites violence. Twitter has previously labeled tweets from President Trump for promoting violence or abuse, for example, including one this week threatening “serious force” if an autonomous zone like the one in Seattle was established in Washington, DC.