Following the explosion of protests and rioting following the death of George Floyd, “Black Lives Matter” activists in Seattle proceeded to occupy seven city blocks with the blessing of the city’s Democratic mayor, fashioning it into a self-proclaimed Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), and later changed its name to Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP).
“This is not an autonomous zone. We are not trying to secede from the United States,” said one protester, Maurice Cola, recently in a video interview circulating on Twitter.
Recently, after two people were shot in the zone, one fatally, police were actually prevented by mobs from getting to the victims and denied access to the area in order to carry out a homicide investigation.
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