Seattle Mayor Declares CHOP Occupation “Unlawful”

Seattle Mayor Declares CHOP Occupation “Unlawful”

PARK TO BE VACATED, DURKAN SAYS by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2020) — Before dawn on Wednesday, the Seattle Police Department’s Public Affairs division posted a four-page memo from Mayor Jenny Durkan which it termed a “Proclamation of Civil Emergency” responsive to the “CHOP” zone overtaken by “protesters” on June 8. The zone was designated […]

CHOP Zone: Will Trump Step In?

CHOP Zone:  Will Trump Step In?

“PEOPLE WANT LAW, ORDER & SAFETY!” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 29, 2020) — At approximately 10:15 AM EDT, President Donald Trump tweeted that organizers of an “autonomous zone,” now known as “CHOP” (Capitol Hill Organized Protest) in Seattle’s Capitol Hill section “are now refusing to leave.” “Seattle Looters, Agitators, Anarchists and ‘Protestors’, are now refusing […]