Seattle Mayor's Characterization of the Anarchist Autonomous Zone Is One for the Books

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So what are Seattle officials planning to do about the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ where anarchists have seized several blocks and declared their own country?


You would think this would be something of a concern to anyone, right?

That there just might be concerned about reports of assaults by armed people in the zone and business owners allegedly being shaken down for money to be able to operate, not to mention the safety of all the other regular people who live there. You can check out more here from my colleague Bonchie.

The reaction of the mayor and the governor has been lacking and crazy, as we reported, to say the least. They attacked the president instead.

But the reaction of Mayor Jenny Durkan on Thursday night was incredible.

Not only didn’t she think it was wrong, but she actually called it “patriotic” in a series of tweets in which she also attacked President Donald Trump saying he might have to help the citizens if she wouldn’t.


From Townhall:

“Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill has for decades been a place for free speech, community, and self expression,” she said. “Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society and provide true equity for communities of color is not terrorism – it is patriotism.” [….]

“The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone #CHAZ is not a lawless wasteland of anarchist insurrection – it is a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world. Given his track record, it’s not hard to believe that Trump is wrong, yet again,” she added.

She also went on CNN with Chris Cuomo and claimed that it was just basically a “more like a block party atmosphere” (if you ignored the takeover of buildings including the precinct, the armed people checking people at the barricades, the warlord allegedly beating people, the businesses allegedly being shaken down).


Durkan basically tries to align herself with the anarchists, saying that this was a country “built on systemic racism” and that “we have to dismantle that system, piece by piece.”

She basically she admits that she abandoned the precinct because it was a “point of conflict.”

What does that mean?

That means the very people she is calling patriotic, peaceful and a great big block party were night after night attacking the police, as the police chief, Carmen Best said.

Best said the decision to abandon the precinct was not hers. She told her force:

“You fought for days to protect it. I asked you to stand on that line, day in and day out, to be pelted with projectiles, to be screamed at, threatened and in some cases hurt. Then to have a change of course nearly two weeks in. It seems like an insult to you and our community. Ultimately, the city had other plans for the building and relented to severe public pressure. I’m angry about how this all came about.”


The police were reportedly hit with glass bottles, rocks and “explosives” at police there on Saturday, according to Fox.

But Durkan isn’t apparently concerned about all that or that officers were hurt by these people. Indeed, check what she told Chris Cuomo here:

“I don’t know, we could have a summer of love.”

This is what complete abdication of your responsibilities to your citizens looks like.

Vote. Vote like your life depends on it in November. Because it just may, with Democrats like this.


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