Having been sufficiently spooked by "protestors" showing up in her neighborhood, the #Seattle
Mayor has finally decided to send the police into CHAZ
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency regarding the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park area today. The order declared the gathering in this area as an “unlawful assembly” requiring immediate action from city agencies, including the Seattle Police Department.
But don't worry, the #Mayor
and the #Police
Chief are still on the side of #PalestinianLivesMatter
Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a 48-hour public safety emergency order to vacate the East Precinct/Cal Anderson area. Seattle police will be in the area this morning enforcing the Mayor’s order.
This order, and our police response, comes after weeks of violence in and around the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, including four shootings, resulting in multiple injuries and the deaths of two teenagers.
As I have said, and I will say again, I support peaceful demonstrations, #BlackLivesMatter, and I too want to help propel this movement toward meaningful change in our community.
But enough is enough.
The history of the CHAZunards was brief, but glorious. And it was important, too. It showed us exactly what life in the post-USA is going to be like for everyone.