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US CHOP protesters eyeing area near precinct, refocusing away from park: report

14:41  29 june  2020
14:41  29 june  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Seattle CHOP barriers being cleared by city crews, cops at scene

  Seattle CHOP barriers being cleared by city crews, cops at scene Seattle Department of Transportation crews on Tuesday began removing concrete barriers marking the entrance to the area protesters are calling the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, according to local news reports.A crew used heavy machinery to remove the concrete barriers at 10th and East Pine Street. Seattle Police officers were also at the scene to assist crews in case protesters intervened.

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Organizers of Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) are attempting to refocus their efforts towards a street outside the East Precinct and away from the tent encampment at Cal Anderson Park, according to a report on Sunday.

a group of people walking down a street next to a dog: Jason Rantz, radio show host in Seattle, provides updates on the barriers surrounding ‘CHOP’ on ‘Fox and Friends Weekend.’ © Provided by FOX News Jason Rantz, radio show host in Seattle, provides updates on the barriers surrounding ‘CHOP’ on ‘Fox and Friends Weekend.’

The switch in focus comes after some believe the park encampment is becoming difficult to manage and was potentially impacting their efforts in convincing the city to make changes in police reform. The area near the precinct also houses most of the protest's leadership.

Seattle Protesters Set Up Barricades, Prepare to Defend CHOP From Police

  Seattle Protesters Set Up Barricades, Prepare to Defend CHOP From Police Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced plans to dismantle the police-free zone after two shootings took place over the weekend.Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a news conference on Monday that the city is working with the community to bring the occupation by protesters of several blocks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood to an end.

'Lasagna lady': washington state woman furloughed over covid gives away slew of meals. Stone keeps the note in his patrol car, glad to have a memento of the support he receives from CHOP protesters eyeing area near precinct , refocusing away from park : report .

The Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, or CHOP , began on June 8 after thousands of protesters moved into a six-block area in the artsy neighborhood. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered police to abandon the local East Precinct police station to help end violent confrontations there following the

“Basically, it’s to bring the attention and the focus back onto why we’re here, occupy protesters, which is to get our demands met,” organizer Angelica C told the Seattle Times. “And the only way we can do that is to occupy this precinct right here.”

CHOP'S 'SECURITY' GROWING MORE 'CONTENTIOUS' WITH NEARBY RESIDENTS: REPORT

Roughly three weeks after the occupation protest began, organizers have struggled to secure the park encampment, which has seen violence, as well as the anger of local businesses and residents, the paper reported. The encampment has also drawn a fairly large homeless population, and some are now describing the area as a political liability.

Trump vows no ‘Autonomous Zone’ in DC, after protesters cleared

  Trump vows no ‘Autonomous Zone’ in DC, after protesters cleared President Trump 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. © Andrew Harnik The White House is visible behind a statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park on June 23, 2020. Protesters had defaced and attempted to tear down the statue. Demonstrators on Monday had blocked off an area that they called the "Black House Autonomous Zone," or "BHAZ.

plans to disband CHOP .[30] Multiple sources reported that, after the weekend of June 20, the zone's footprint Protesters , initially suspicious of the police's motives, moved into the area , erected street The Seattle Times referred to demonstrations in the area as the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest " and

Organizers at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest , or CHOP , say they want to refocus the political energies of the three-week-old occupation around the abandoned East Precinct police station and shift away from Cal Anderson Park . On Sunday, several organizers in the

Harry “Rick” Hearns -- who said he helps provide security for CHOP and was seen cooking barbeque near the precinct -- declared that Cal Anderson was indeed a distraction: “They need to clean out that whole park."

Duncan, a 23-year-old Washington state resident located in one of the park's tents told the Seattle Times he would probably move to the precinct, adding that organizers are routinely forced to go over to the park and deal with security.

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Others feel that people go to Cal Anderson Park to pitch a tent and get regular meals, instead of supporting their cause, according to the paper.

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Seattle autonomous zone

  1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Seattle autonomous zone A shooting in the autonomous zone in Seattle left one dead, one injured.The shooting occurred early Saturday, around 2:30 a.m. local time, inside the zone, which is also referred to as CHOP, according to a statement from the Seattle Police Department.

RT’s Sophia Narwitz reported live from the main protest area . This is the moment when Minneapolis police officers abandoned the 3rd precinct building. No guardsmen have yet been seen in the area around the precinct , however, as the protests only intensify.

Elsewhere in the US, protesters have tried to establish similar autonomous zones, hoping to follow in the footsteps of a loose band of anarchists and So far, Seattle officials have shown little willingness to kick the protesters out, despite complaints from the police that the CHOP has interfered with their work.

CHOP's goals include investing more in Black communities, reimagining policing in cooperation with community leaders, as well as pushing for accountability measures and statewide reform of police unions.

“It makes us have to worry about extra stuff going on down there that doesn’t necessarily pertain to why CHOP’s here,” said Rooks, who self-identifies himself as an organizer.

Mayor Jenny Durkan said last week that the city is working with the community to bring the CHOP zone to an end and that police soon would move back into a precinct building they had largely abandoned in the area.

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Several organizers, however, see the building as a key source of leverage, with some demonstrators suggesting they were prepared to form a human chain around it, the Seattle Times reported.

Reports: Seattle CHOP zone prompts lawsuit from businesses, residents .
Numerous Seattle businesses – including an auto repair shop, a tattoo parlor and a property management company – sued the city Wednesday, alleging city officials were complicit in allowing an “occupied protest” that has made them feel unsafe in their neighborhood, according to reports. © Provided by FOX News Protesters vow not to leave until their demands are met; William La Jeunesse reports.

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