Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
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The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) or Capitol Hill Occupied ProtestA was a multi-block area in downtown Seattle, WA which the Seattle Police Department temporarily abandoned in response to pleas from peaceful protesters.
- Raz Simone has often been referred to as the leader of the CHAZ, but has also stated that he doesn't agree with naming it that.
- historical precedent: Paris Commune
- https://twitter.com/travisakers/status/1270119554816098306 - Seattle PD violence
- https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/our-streets-protesters-cheer-outside-boardedup-seattle-police-precinct/video/9aee871d689883843c3a226630f56c03 - video only
- 16:51 SPD preparing to abandon East Precinct if necessary
- https://medium.com/@seattleblmanon3/the-demands-of-the-collective-black-voices-at-free-capitol-hill-to-the-government-of-seattle-ddaee51d3e47 - list of demands
- https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-area-protests-live-updates-for-monday-june-8/ (multiple articles / times)
- 00:29 Seattle Police Leave East Precinct, Remove Barricades
- https://twitter.com/shirgoldbird/status/1270557596492038149 - response to a twit who claims the SAZ is destroying business
- https://twitter.com/Gaohmee/status/1271121806548598785 - "Right-wingers have been trying to tear down the #CHAZ - Seattle's autonomous, cop-free zone - with misinformation and misspelled hashtags. So here's a thread."
- Local Businesses Love the 'Domestic Terror' Zone in Seattle, Actually
- https://twitter.com/Dalmatrix/status/1271514788942630912 "hour 15 of holding it down on barricade duty here @ #CHAZ. havin a blast making friends, sharing the love, & welcoming new folks into The Zone. nothing but solidarity, peace and love going on three days now. Never seen anything like this in my life, feel truly blessed to be here!" - short thread
- https://twitter.com/kylekotajarvi/status/1271317000313167872 - drone video of "black lives matter" street art
- Meet the Gun Club Patrolling Seattle’s Leftist Utopia
- Seattle’s newly police-free neighborhood, explained "Best known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, the neighborhood has flourished since police left the area to protesters last week."
- https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2020/07/01/mayor-durkan-issues-emergency-order-regarding-capitol-hill-protest-zone/ -
- Seattle's @MayorJenny issued an executive order to vacate the #CHOP zone. @SeattlePD are in the area this morning enforcing the Mayor’s order. Several arrests have been made.