So how is Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (The CHAZ) holding up after a week of total anarchy? According to the latest viral footage, the place has become a dilapidated wasteland where the anti-police graffiti reigns supreme along the sidewalks and buildings.
The footage, released on Sunday, reveals a section of The CHAZ overrun with anti-police graffiti. ACAB (All Cops Are Bad), Abolish SPD, Police Domestic Terrorist, Kill Cops, and F**k Racist Police all make an appearance alongside several Anarchy symbols and dead pig drawings. A floppy penis was also graffitied onto a window.
Take a look:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 14, 2020
Since the anarchists commandeered six city blocks in Seattle last week, including a police precinct, local authorities have been entirely hands-off with the group, leaving them to freely roam without contest. Mayor Jenny Durkan has gone so far to describe the scene as a “block party” with the potential to become 2020’s “Summer of Love.”
“We’ve got four blocks in Seattle that you just saw pictures of that is more like a block party atmosphere,” she told CNN last Thursday. “It’s not an armed takeover. It’s not a military junta. We will make sure that we can restore this. But we have block parties and the like in this part of Seattle all the time. It’s known for that.”
When CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked how long it may take before The CHAZ finally disperses, Durkan simply said, “I don’t know. We could have the summer of love.”
President Trump roundly mocked Durkan for this level of ignorance in the face anarchy that is now destroying public and private property.
“Seattle Mayor says, about the anarchists takeover of her city, ‘it is a Summer of Love'” he tweeted. “These Liberal Dems don’t have a clue. The terrorists burn and pillage our cities, and they think it is just wonderful, even the death. Must end this Seattle takeover now!”
President Trump has warned Mayor Durkan and Governor Jay Inslee (D) that he will intervene if they fail to take action against The CHAZ.
“Radical Left Governor [Inslee] and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!” the president tweeted on Thursday.
“Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!” he later added.
Writing at The Hill, Jonathan Turley argued that Durkan has essentially abdicated her responsibility.
“The government seems to have melted away, not just in Chaz but all of Seattle,” wrote Turley. “The support from Durkan for their ‘desire to build a better world’ ignores that she was elected to govern the entire city of Seattle. Withdrawing the police and giving in to mob control of even one small area is antithetical to the most basic concepts of governance. Indeed, unwilling citizens of Chaz could sue over that decision to surrender control of their precinct. The city could also be sued for damages caused by abandonment.”
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