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Seattle Police Clear “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” After Executive Order By Mayor

Seattle have cleared out the city” durkan. Police in Seattle were ordered to clear out the city’s ‘autonomous zone’ and arrested over 30 protesters following an executive order from Mayor Jenny Durkan. The “occupied” zone, which has been dubbed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area, was cleared by police on Wednesday. The order from Durkan came after four shootings, two of which were fatal, occurred in the area within the last month.

Seattle have cleared out the city” durkan. The Seattle Police Department wrote on Twitter, “due to ongoing violence and public safety issues in the East Precinct/Cal Anderson Park area, Mayor Jenny Durkan has issued an executive order to vacate the area. Seattle police will be in the area this morning enforcing the Mayor’s order.”

statement shared by Chief Carmen Best of the Seattle Police Department, he added, "Black Lives Matter, and I too want to help propel this movement toward meaningful change in our community, but enough is enough." Tensions over how to handle the area, which was set up as protests against police brutality and systemic racism started to take place across the country, have been fraught for some time now. Donald Trump has been a vocal critic of the area, while local business owners have shared their intentions to sue the city of Seattle over the situation.” data-reactid=”21″ type=”text”>In a statement shared by Chief Carmen Best of the Seattle Police Department, he added, “Black Lives Matter, and I too want to help propel this movement toward meaningful change in our community, but enough is enough.” 

Seattle police move in to clear Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone

Via www.nbcnews.com
 

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