Seattle police finally moved back into the anarchist ‘CHOP’ after weeks of chaos, violence and murder.
The move was finally made after the Seattle mayor, who had previously predicted that the area might become a ‘summer of love,’declared the site an ‘unlawful assembly.
As The Daily Mail reports:
Seattle police on Wednesday reclaimed their precinct in the city’s ‘occupied’ protest zone after the mayor finally issued an early morning executive order to vacate the area.
At least 23 people were arrested at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone which has seen two deadly shootings and crime rise by more than 500 per cent in just over three weeks.
People had occupied several blocks around a park and the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct after officers abandoned the building following clashes with protesters calling for an end to police brutality.
Calling the gathering at the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park an ‘unlawful assembly’ Mayor Jenny Durkan demanded all barriers be removed in an order issued in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
BREAKING – Seattle’s CHOP/CHAZ has been dismantled in just under an hour by the police with little or no resistance.pic.twitter.com/2EExBLoNMX
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