Tensions flare in Seattle’s autonomous zone
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As the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) rages on, things have only grown more tense.
In the video below, two activists are seen screaming and tussling as one of them claims the other knocked over a barbeque. Tempers flare as the men argue in the street. At one point, one of the activists throws water in the other man’s face, saying, “Now we’re even.”
This behavior is one of many examples proving a pattern of violence, not peace, seen at CHAZ. Since early June, there have been multiple incidents of violence at the occupied protest.
More severe examples include a shooting which occurred on June 21, leaving one teenager injured and another dead from his injuries. Officers received reports of the incident but were unable to reach the victims when a violent crowd blocked access to the scene. A second shooting occurred just one day later.
Summer of love, right, Mayor Durkan?
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