Democrat Run Seattle has essentially fallen to protestors after they have stormed the City Hall building Tuesday Night, demanding the mayor’s resignation.
Hundreds of protesters have seized Seattle’s City Hall with the aid of a City Council sympathizer just days after capturing a six-block downtown zone that includes a now abandoned police precinct.
The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that the area in the Capitol Hill section of the city has been renamed by its capturers “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ) and it is “free of uniformed police.”
The paper reported that the police precinct had a new sign that read, “THIS SPACE IS NOW PROPERTY OF THE SEATTLE PEOPLE.”
The protesters continued to camp out in the CHAZ zone while chanting “defund SPD” and demanding that the mayor agree to defund the police department or resign and be replaced by someone who will.
President Trump tweeted late Wednesday that “domestic terrorists” have taken over in Seattle and called out the city’s “radical left Democrats” for contributing to the unrest.
“Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before,” Trump tweeted. “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped (sic) IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”
This led to a response by the Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan who tried to criticize the president for abiding by Secret Service safety protocols last Friday as violent rioters surrounded the White House.
The Mayor said, “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker. #BlackLivesMatter.” Durkan meanwhile, was nowhere to be found.
House Judiciary Committee member Republican Matt Gaetz said during an interview with “Hannity” on Wednesday that “Antifa has now designated Seattle their capital” after the protesters declared a six-block neighborhood around the precinct a “Cop Free Zone.”
Liberal run cities across the country like Seattle have experience the most violent pockets of crime on the heels of the George Floyd protests.
On Sunday night, a protester in Capitol Hill was shot and wounded and in another incident, a man drove his car through a throng of protesters and opened fire when a demonstrator approached the car window, police said.
After nearly two weeks launching attacks on Seattle police – in which protestors threw glass bottles, rocks, and other items at police – protestors were finally broken up using pepper spray and tear gas. The police department made efforts to roll back aggressive policing tactics in an effort to quell the violence.
Police have since cleared out of the area and said they will be responding to the area only if there is a 911 call for an emergency.
On Friday, Mayor Durkan banned the use of tear gas by police, but protesters say it’s far from enough as the foolish call for the defunding of police gains traction among liberals.
In response to the city hall insurrection, Durkan’s office said in a statement that she remains committed to making “actungal steps on polici” and other measures of reform.
“As the person who originally investigated the Seattle Police Department for the unconstitutional use of force, Mayor Durkan believes that SPD can lead the nation on continued reforms and accountability, but knows this week has eroded trust at a time when trust is most crucial,” the statement read.