In an unexpected development, six blocks of a major American city have been taken over by anarchists who have declared an autonomous zone.
The Mayor of Seattle and Gov. Jay Inslee are literally allowing anarchists to establish “Capitol Hill Free Zone” in the city.
Journalist Andy Ngo wrote, “Seattle @MayorJenny is allowing a dangerous situation to fester. #Antifa militants have taken over & created an “autonomous zone” in city w/their own rules.”
“Police precinct abandoned. Antifa set up barricades to create a border. Calling for volunteers to provide armed guard.”
Enter Bikers for Trump who just announced their plan to retake Seattle. They posted on Facebook their plan: “On July 4th, Independence Day, a coalition of patriot groups and all who want to join are going to retake the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone for America.
Antifa members are illegally occupying public property and terrorizing small businesses in the neighborhood.
American patriots have agreed to come together again, remove the barricades illegally obstructing traffic, and free the people in the zone.
You do not need a bike to join. Any and all patriots with all vehicles are coming to this event.
We are not going to hurt anybody, break the law etc. We are simply going to tear down the illegal barriers on public property, clean up the mess these communist kids made, and return the police station over to Seattle Police Department control.”
The Seattle Times reported that Police Department’s civilian-led Office of Inspector General and Office of Police Accountability are undertaking that review, which also will re-evaluate crowd management policies and training methods, with input from the Seattle’s Community Police Commission, Nyland said.
“The mayor and Chief Best have acknowledged that the city can and must do better for crowd management,” she added.
Nyland described the decision to withdraw from the East Precinct area Monday night as “an important step in the city’s efforts to lead with de-escalation and begin to rebuild community trust.”
Dubbing the intersection outside the East Precinct “Free Capitol Hill” and “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” protesters took turns speaking Tuesday.
“Things are changing here,” organizer Sarah Tornai said. “It took so long. We fought so hard for this place. This is not a symbol, but a physical representation of police brutality.”
Sawant told protesters crowded onto the Cal Anderson Park playfield she would seek to reduce the Police Department’s budget by 50%.