2020-07-02

Seattle protesters “autonomous region” maintained clearance for more than 20 days, police arrested 13 people

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【Integrated News】Seattle The”Autonomous Region” of Capitol Hill established by the protesters lasted for more than 20 days, and the police launched a dispersal operation on the 1st And arrested at least 13 people.

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1 July Seattle police Karl Anderson The dispersal work was completed at the northern end of the park. (Source:Seattle Times/Associated Press)

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The Seattle Police issued a Bearcat special armored assault vehicle on July 1 to recapture the”Autonomous Region”, including the Eastern District. (Source:Reuters)

A comprehensive report from the Chinese website of the United States, Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive order on June 30 in response to the Eastern District and Carl Anderson Park area and its surrounding areas”Reported life safety, public health and property issues.”

Dustin Akers (Dustin Akers) is a resident living in an apartment building in the center of the area. He took a few pictures of the police around 5 a.m. on July 1st local time Clean up videos from the area. Axe told CNN that living in this area has been”incredibly unstable and violent” over the past two weeks.

“It started with a good initial intention, and then quickly turned sharply, and the situation became worse. The occupied area is now empty and full of tents and supplies,” he said.

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Seattle police After being cleared by the police on July 1, city workers cleared the protesters’ tents. (Photo source:Reuters)

The police said on Twitter that the police commander had issued an evacuation order in accordance with the mayor’s emergency order, requiring all protesters to leave the nearby area within 8 minutes. People in the area or returning to the area will be arrested.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said in a statement that the move occurred after violence in the area.”As I said, I want to say it again. I support peaceful demonstrations. The lives of Africans are also important. I also want to help promote this movement and achieve meaningful change in our community, but enough is enough.” she says.

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July 1 Protesters raised their hands in front of the police force during the police dispersal operation on Sunday. (Image source:Associated Press)

Since the beginning of June, thousands of protesters have occupied 4 to 6 blocks because of the George Freud case. This area is called CHOP ( Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) or CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), the protesters tried to ask the police to reform. But in the past two weeks, there have been five shootings in the area, including two fatal shootings, which undermined the original motivation for the occupation.

Seattle community leader Andre Taylor told CNN last week:”Everything is over due to violence. I have told people here not to focus on CHOP’s location. Geography is not the point , The important thing is the idea.”

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demonstrators 6 In July, the word”police” on the police station sign was painted as”people” and became”East Division of Seattle People’s Bureau”. On the 1st of this month, the police took over the area again. (Source:Seattle Times/Associated Press)

“You have left the United States” and”This is Capitol Hill Autonomous Region”…According to media reports, the protests in Seattle continued to escalate in early June, demonstrators Occupy the temporarily suspended Seattle Police Department East Branch and declare the establishment of”Capitol Hill Autonomous Region”.

The Capitol Hill is a residential area in central Seattle, covering an area of ​​about 4 square kilometers. Bars, restaurants, independent shops are everywhere, as well as parks and art galleries.

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Seattle July police When clearing the scene on the 1st, the demonstrators knelt in front of a group of policemen. (Photo source:Reuters)

Hong Kong’s China News Service reported on the Capitol Hill newspaper that the”Capitol Hill Autonomous Region” had previously caused the anger of President Trump, and he threatened to use force to intervene.

Dukan said at the end of June that the Seattle government will endeavour to”end” this autonomous region. Dukan said that after the violence, the organizers of the autonomous region have agreed to stop holding rallies at night, and municipal officials will maintain regular communication with the organizers and other community leaders. According to the Associated Press, most of the protests in the district can be peaceful during the day, but they often evolve into violent activities at night.

During the absence of police, the security of the”autonomous region” is spontaneously maintained by unarmed volunteers. However, they failed to stop the crime in the area, which caused local residents to worry and anger, they called on the police to return to the”Capitol Hill Autonomous Region” as soon as possible. (End)