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Even an executive order can’t stop Seattle protests

American Wire
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Photo Credit: Derek Simeone / Welcome to CHAZ / License / Flickr

Did you think CHAZ was gone for good? Think again. Outrage has only grown since Mayor Jenny Durkan shut down Seattle’s Capitol Hill protests.

“No justice! No peace! Abolish police,” protesters shouted on the steps of Seattle City Hall on July 1 during what was seemingly intended to be ‘the end’ of CHAZ.

Since then, protesters have channeled frustration towards Mayor Durkan herself. On Friday, a crowd of approximately 2,000 people marched through Durkan’s neighborhood, urging her to resign and voicing demands that sound less like attempts at peace and more like a broken record. This was the second march near Durkan’s home.

Shortly after, on Saturday morning, another protest was held on a closed section of Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle. Two women were struck by a car going at high speed. One woman has since died from her injuries.

It appears even an executive order can’t stop the violence stemming from Seattle’s ‘peaceful’ protests. Though, as far as the mainstream media is concerned, CHAZ is a thing of the past.

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