President Trump has stated he had federal forces on standby when Seattle’s mayor ordered the removal of its illegal autonomous zone. During a recent interview, the president reiterated Mayor Jenny Durkin sent in local law enforcement to dismantle the CHOP zone after he called to say federal troops were going in.
Local Seattle Anitfa groups have identified the man who crashed into protesters early Saturday morning. The group is spreading the suspect’s name and photo on the internet, while also calling him a “racist monster.”
A Washington man was taken into custody this weekend on two counts of vehicular assault. Authorities arrested 27-year-old Dawit Kelete after he allegedly drove his car into a group of protesters in Seattle early on Saturday.
Seattle police arrested 31 people as they began clearing out the city’s former “autonomous zone” this week. Authorities moved into the “CHOP” zone after the mayor’s emergency order took effect early on Wednesday morning, which directed all residents to vacate the area.
Small business owners in Seattle have taken action against the city for its failure to dismantle the police free autonomous zone sooner. One Americas Allysia Britton takes a look at that lawsuit.
Protestors in the Seattle’s autonomous zone, known as CHOP, have said the area is fractured. Zone occupiers spoke out Thursday, stating that the state of affairs was in disarray and the area is being increasingly taken over by people who do not care about the message it was trying to send.
Seattle is looking at ways to dismantle the city’s “police free” autonomous zone, otherwise known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest or CHOP.
Police reform remains at the forefront of a national debate as some are arguing to increase funding for law enforcement. This comes as multiple shootings were reported in areas of social unrest, including Seattle’s autonomous zone, over the weekend. One America’s Jenn Pellegrino has more.
As protesters continue to hold a section of Seattle hostage, turning several precincts into what some are calling a warzone, the Republican Party is speaking out. One America’s Chanel Rion has more.