By Breitbart. Seattle, Washington’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) — formed by anarchists, Antifa members, and Black Lives Matter activists — has set up a border wall surrounding its perimeters and is seemingly conducting ‘deportations’.
CHAZ, a six-square block autonomous zone, has clear and precise borders made up of mostly vehicle barriers and various forms of fencing.
Likewise, CHAZ occupants have seemingly conducted at least one deportation.
On Thursday, reporter Julio Rosas captured a moment where CHAZ occupants kicked out a man who said he was a pro-life activist and had been live-streaming from inside the autonomous zone.
The man was taunted by a mob as he was kicked out. The process was far less technical and impartial than the deportation process of the United States federal government.
Occupiers forced this guy out who was live-streaming inside the zone. The crowd was calling him a white supremacist, though the man being pushed out says he’s simply an anti-abortion advocate. The crowd chanted, “Who don’t matter? This motherfucker!” pic.twitter.com/qCBl1K7G90
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 11, 2020
(Read more from “WATCH: Seattle ‘Autonomous Zone’ Has a Border Wall, Conducts ‘Deportations’” HERE)
Who’s in Charge of CHAZ?
By PJ Media. Conservative media has been pushing the narrative that “armed antifa” thugs are in control of the so-called capitol hill autonomous zone. Indeed, antifa is there. And numerous witnesses attest to at least some of them being armed.
But if you read the mainstream media and listen to Seattle authorities, you get a quite different picture.
It is true that demonstrators have occupied a small, six-square block section of Seattle and designated it an “autonomous zone.” And it is true that, after clashes with police, a precinct was boarded up and evacuated in an attempt to deescalate the situation.
But claims that bands of militant Antifa members are roving the Seattle streets appear to be grossly exaggerated in right-wing media. In fact, according to the Seattle mayor’s office, city officials haven’t seen any evidence to indicate armed members of Antifa are even on the ground.
“City officials have not interacted with ‘armed antifa militants’ at this site, but will continue to be on site to monitor the situation closely,” Lori Patrick, a spokesperson for the Seattle mayor, told CNN Wednesday night.
(Read more from “Who’s in Charge of CHAZ?” HERE)
Dispatch From ‘CHAZ’: Tweets Call for Guns, Gatorade and Cigarettes as Cops Struggle to Figure out Who’s in Charge
By Fox News. Activists and police have clashing views regarding the activities going on inside the so-called “CHAZ,” a six-block area of Seattle that has been taken over by protesters — and authorities are still scratching their heads as to who is actually running the rabble. . .
Good morning and friendly reminder to black an brown people: buy guns!
— Armani (@historyofarmani) June 11, 2020
One CHAZ supporter, identified as Armani on Twitter, encouraged protesters to “buy guns.”
Police have repeatedly said they have “heard, anecdotally, reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area” while others have complained about armed guards asking to see identification for people to enter their homes, according to Assistant Chief of Police Deanna Nollette.
Police have also said their response time to 911 calls has tripled over the last few days because they are unable to access the downtown region and are being blocked out by protesters.
The process for deciding East Precinct conversion must include those involved in CHAZ, black community organizations, restorative justice, faith, anti-racist, renter orgns, land trusts, groups, labor unions that have a proven record of fighting racism.https://t.co/QaQsGHo6fs
— Kshama Sawant (@cmkshama) June 12, 2020
A possible leader behind the movement is Kshama Sawant, a Seattle City Council member who helped let hundreds of demonstrators into City Hall earlier this week in a late-night protest calling for Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign.
Due to COVID-19 we respectfully decline the @SeattlePD s request for their precinct back. The People will move forward with their plans to convert the space into a Mutual Aid HQ for COVID. #SeattleAutonomousZone #chaz #Protestseattle #COVID__19 pic.twitter.com/CJp23RKVrM
— Pacific Northwest CHAZit Daddy (@pnwtransitdaddy) June 11, 2020
Good morning to the Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone! 🌞☕️✊ pic.twitter.com/6UTD8FSv1y
— ❤️Black Rose/Rosa Negra🖤 (@BRRN_Fed) June 9, 2020
CHAZ has set up a supplies poster, apperently it's raining in Seattle right now so this is probably as of just a couple of hours ago
Surprisingly they want Gatorade more than water pic.twitter.com/yZhkpbBWyN
— CHAZUpdates (@chaz_updates) June 12, 2020
(Read more from “Dispatch From ‘CHAZ’: Tweets Call for Guns, Gatorade and Cigarettes as Cops Struggle to Figure out Who’s in Charge” HERE)