(FreedomJournal.org)- After weeks of allowing armed gangs of Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists to occupy a six-block zone of Seattle, Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan has finally had enough. After claiming that the dangerous, violent protest was more like a “block party” and arguing that it should be left alone to become a “summer of love,” Durkan was forced to backtrack after the protests started focusing on her own home.
The moment Durkan felt like her life was in danger, she sent in the police.
An Executive Order signed by Mayor Durkan ordered the immediate vacation of the Capitol Hill “Autonomous” Zone. Durkan cited the ongoing robbery, assaults, gun violence, murder, and rape going on in the zone. Not to mention all the property damage done to private businesses and buildings in the area, that Durkan let happen on her watch.
Since demonstrations at the East Precinct area began on June 8th, two teenagers have been killed and three people have been seriously wounded in late-night shootings. Police have also documented robberies, assaults, and other violent crimes.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) July 1, 2020
“Effective at 12:00 p.m. noon on June 30, Cal Anderson Park was closed,” the order reads. “At 2:00 a.m. on July 1, 2020, the entirety of the Cal Anderson Park Area shall be closed to the public restore public safety, open roadways, remove obstructions to roadways, and public rights of way, and to accomplish full closure and restoration/cleaning of Cal Anderson Park.”
That’s going to take some doing.
If you check out the video below, you’ll see the satisfying sight of police officers sweeping through CHAZ and forcing the illegal and dangerous occupiers out of this part of the city. Authorities were not shy about forcing the extremists out of the way and knocking down their “autonomous” zone.
— Joseph Suttner (@josephsuttner) July 1, 2020