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Police reclaimed the area of downtown Seattle, formerly known as CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone) early Wednesday.

Around 5 a.m., police moved in to dismantle the area around the East Precinct 29 days after Black Lives Matter activists took over six city blocks and chased the police out.

Six people - all Black - were shot by CHOP zone "security" forces over the past 2 weeks. Two Black teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were killed by CHOP security.

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City workers used heavy machinery to clear out barricades, tents, sofas, armchairs and other junk from the area. They removed tons of trash.

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BLM activists were rousted out of their sleep by police who ordered them to evacuate their tents in Cal Anderson Park. 23 arrests were made when some activists refused to leave.

Police tweeted anyone who remains in the area or returns to it will be subject to arrest.

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Mayor Jenny Durkan, who initially supported the protesters, signed an executive order allowing police to clear the CHOP zone and arrest protesters if necessary.

"Due to ongoing violence and public safety issues in the East Precinct/Cal Anderson Park area, Mayor Jenny Durkan has issued an executive order to vacate the area. Seattle police will be in the area this morning enforcing the Mayor's order," the Seattle Police Department tweeted on Wednesday.

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"As I have said, and I will say again, I support peaceful demonstrations. Black Lives Matter, and I too want to help propel this movement toward meaningful change in our community.?But enough is enough," she said.

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CHOP was previously called CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), but the name was changed after the shootings began and police and paramedics refused to enter the autonomous zone to treat the wounded.

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A Black teenager driving through Seattle's notorious occupied "CHOP" zone was shot and killed by protesters who claim the teen shot at them first.

The driver of the white Jeep, a 16-year-old boy, was killed during the shooting. A 14-year-old passenger was also shot. The boy, who is also Black, was rushed to a hospital by bystanders. He is reportedly in critical condition.

The CHOP zone protesters said occupants of the white Jeep fired on them so they returned fire. But witnesses say they targeted the wrong vehicle.

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911 callers said several people fired into the Jeep. Cellphone video of the 3 a.m. incident shows a man in the CHOP zone yelling "You're not dead yet?"

The heavily armed CHOP security guards claim they were fired on by the teenagers. But police secured the Jeep and found no weapons. Police say there is evidence the Jeep had been "disturbed."

The latest murder comes a week after a 19-year-old Black man was fatally shot and another Black man was wounded by gunfire in the CHOP zone, an occupied area of about 3 city blocks in downtown Seattle.

Horace Lorenzo Anderson (pictured above) cried as he spoke to reporters about his son, Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr., who was killed earlier this month by CHOP forces.

Seattle's police chief Carmen Best now says "enough is enough."

"Two African American men are dead, at a place where they claim to be working for Black Lives Matter. But they're gone, they're dead now,” the police chief told reporters.

Mayor Jenny Durkan, who previously praised the protesters, said last week that the city would dismantle the CHOP zone after last week's killing.

But city workers were prevented from removing barricades by armed CHOP forces.
 

 

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Seattle, Washington police chief Carmen Best apologized to her police officers for abandoning the city's East Precinct located inside the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in the Capitol Hill neighborhood that was taken over by Antifa anarchists.

Protesters chased the police out of the East Precinct and caused some damage to the building during their occupation of a 6-block area of Seattle. An order was given to police to abandon the precinct. But Chief Best said that order did not come from her.

"You should know, leaving the police precinct was not my decision," the somber police chief said during a 3-minute message to her police officers. "It seems like an insult to you," she said, before adding that city leaders "had other plans for the building."

She noted that "armed people" are patrolling the neighborhood and police response times for major crimes such as murder and rape have tripled to an average of 18 minutes.

"This is very concerning, especially because we don't know who these people are," she added.

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The protesters said they will continue to occupy CHAZ until their demands are met. Those demands include releasing inmates and abolishing police and the courts system.

Capitol Hill residents complain that Mayor Jenny Durkan and Governor Jay Inslee are protecting the protesters and not taking the city's occupation seriously.

Earlier this week, Gov. Inslee made light of the situation, saying he knew nothing about an Antifa takeover in his state.

Durkan referred to her city's takeover as "patriotism" and she compared the rallies inside the autonomous zone to a "gay pride parade."

President Trump called on Washington lawmakers to put an end to the occupation of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, or else.

Trump said the city or the state has to do something about it, or he will step in and do something about it.

All three major networks have ignored Antifa's occupation of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
 

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